Lake Baikal, Siberia

Thursday, 7 March, 2013

Lake Baikal, photo by Chris Hadfield

A photo of Lake Baikal, in Siberia, the world’s deepest, and largest, freshwater lake, taken by Chris Hadfield, currently a flight engineer on the International Space Station (ISS).

Holding almost a fifth of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water, Lake Baikal is also said to be the clearest, and oldest, lake on Earth.

See a larger version here. Flick through Hadfield’s Twitter page for more of his stunning in-Earth-orbit photography.

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