04 August 2011

"Ice Rider"

To my eye this is an absolutely awesome image.  The photo was taken at Siberia's Lake Baikal, which in and of itself is unique and amazing:
"It is more than 25 million years old, a thousand times older than any other lake. At over a mile, it is the deepest lake in the world. If you emptied it, it would take every river in the world flowing into it a year to fill. It contains more water than the five US great lakes combined.
More photos via here.

The photo I've embedded is by Matthew Paley, whose website is here.  Via findout.


  1. It looks like a scene from Narnia!

  2. What a fabulous photo. It almost looks like a horse and rider superimposed on a cobweb.

  3. Lake Baikal is also home to the only freshwater seal in the world.

  4. holy cow! what an astonishing image - almost surrealistic. i'd say more like something from mervyn peake than narnia.

  5. http://blackeiffel.blogspot.com/2011/07/ahoy-attack-of-icebergs.html

    Look this!! It is impressive!!

  6. It has been (seriously) suggested in the past that icebergs could be economically towed to coastal communities in drought-affected areas and allowed to melt to harvest the fresh water.

  7. Um, in reality only ONE of the great lakes is entirely in the US. Three of the others are shared with Canada, and one is entirely in Canada. Just sayin'

  8. @anonymous #2

    Lakes Superior, Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are bordered by both the US and Canada; Lake Michigan is within US boundaries.

    None of the Great Lakes is entirely in Canada.



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