I grew up on a small lake and I remember one winter, the lake froze solid over night. For the next week, before the snow came, we could ice skate the entire lake and see the fish and weeds below us. It was magical!
That memory came back to me when I ran across some fabulous images and decided to dig a little deeper into where they were taken.
Some of you may be familiar with Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. It holds 20 percent of the worlds fresh water is averages 2400 feet deep! The water is crystal clear and when it freezes before the snow flies, the landscape is breath taking. Here are a few images with links below if you wish to see more. I have also included a video of visitors using the fractured ice as percussion instruments. Stay warm everyone!