Situated in south-east Siberia, the 3.15 million hectare Lake Baikal covers an area the size of Belgium. It is the oldest (25 million years) deepest (1,642 m) and largest by volume of any lake in the world. It contains 20% of all fresh, running water on the planet - more than all five of the USA’s Great Lakes combined - and is so vast that Siberian people call it a sea.
Russian photographer Olga Kamenskaya has returned to Baikal year after year, in search of the perfect photo which encapsulates its allure and beguiling beauty. "Despite having walked hundreds of kilometres on the lake, taking thousands of shots," she says, "I have still only touched upon its mystery."
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