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ice on Lake Baikal
June 13, 2016

Crackling Cold

The icy surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal cracks around the rocky outcropping of Elenka Island. Photographer Anton Petrus braved winter temperatures to capture this sunset image.

Petrus’s shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Anton Petrus, National Geographic Your Shot

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