Photo Shoot To Break The Ice! Siberian Lake Makes Perilous Backdrop For Posing Family

This family photoshoot looks a little more dangerous than most – as the family appear to balance precariously between deep cracks in the ice.

From having a full on 4X4 on the jaw-dropping surface, to the family appearing to walk along a deadly tightrope on a singular long crack, the series is enough to put anyone one edge.

PIC FROM Alexander Ippolitov/Caters News

PIC FROM Alexander Ippolitov/Caters News

But luckily the cracks on the surface of Baikal Lake, in Siberia, do not go all the way through the thick, dense ice – creating a marbled effect.

Teacher Alexander Ippolitov, who took the shots, said: “The ice width here is about 70 to 80cm thick from January to the end of March.

PIC FROM Alexander Ippolitov/Caters News

PIC FROM Alexander Ippolitov/Caters News

“In the shots it looks like the ice is all cracked but it’s not the case – only the upper layers of the ice are cracked.

“These cracked layers are actually only 10 to 20cm in depth.

PIC FROM Alexander Ippolitov/Caters News

PIC FROM Alexander Ippolitov/Caters News

“So actually, it is relatively safe, although you can always hear the sound of the ice cracking – or as we say, that the ice constantly breathes.

“Some people just don’t feel comfortable being on ice, but I love Baikal.”