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Frozen Lake Baikal and Bratsk Reservoir, Russian Siberia

56.0N 101.8E

March 29th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Russia - March 26th, 2011

The southern end of Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia, extends westward from the right edge of this image. The visible section of the lake is frozen and thus appears white with ice and snow. Framing the southern shoreline are the snow-capped Hamar-Daban Mountains.

Another frozen body of water can be observed in the upper left quadrant: the Bratsk Reservoir on the Angara River. The reservoir, with its curved shape, has a surface area of 5470 km2.

Frozen Lake Baikal and Surrounding Snow-Capped Mountains

52.9N 107.1E

January 22nd, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Russia - January 21st, 2011

Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia, is frozen and thus appears white with ice and snow in this northern hemisphere winter image. The mountains near the lake’s shores are also capped with white snow.

Located by the northwest shores of the lake are the mountains of the Baikal Range. The northeastern shores, on the other hand, are by thhe Barguzin Range. The southern shores (visible in the full image) are framed by the Hamar-Daban Mountains.

Barguzin Nature Preserve by Lake Baikal, Russia

53.1N 107.6E

November 26th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - October 5th, 2009

Russia - October 5th, 2009

Several snow-capped mountain ridges surround Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia, in this image taken in early autumn.  Flanking the northwest shores of the lake are the mountains of the Baikal Range, whose highest peak reaches 2572 meters, while the southern shores are framed by the Hamar-Daban Mountains.

Along the northeastern shores is the Barguzin Range, who tallest summits reach 2840 meters. Located on the west slope of the range, including the northeast shores of Lake Baikal and a part of the lake itself, is the Barguzin Nature Reserve. The name of the preserve (and the range) comes from the Barguzin River.

The area of the reserve is 2,482 km² (992.8 square miles). It was created in 1916 to preserve and increase the numbers of Barguzin Sable (Martes zibellina). Mountainous and taiga landscapes are also being preserved.

Selenga Delta and Hamar-Daban Mountains on Southern Shores of Lake Baikal, Russia – November 15th, 2009

November 15th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Russia - October 5th, 2009

Russia - October 5th, 2009

Wispy clouds stretch across the central to southern part of Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia. Framing the southern shore of the lake are the Hamar-Daban Mountains, which stretch for the distance of over 250 km. They receive the greatest amount of precipitation in the whole Baikal region.

Also of note along the shores of the lake is the Selenga Delta, surrounded by greenish waters. The Selenga River has a length of 992 km and carries 935 m³/s of water into Lake Baikal, comprising almost half of riverine inflow. The wide delta it forms has a surface area of 680 km².

South of the delta and the Hamar-Daban Range is Lake Gusinoye, meaning Goose Lake, a body of fresh water in the Russian republic Buryatia. It is located about 120 kilometers from Ulan Ude, the capital of Buryatia, and is close to the border with Mongolia.

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