Saturday, December 15, 2012
Matthieu Paley, a French photographer (who has shot for the likes of National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Outside, and Discovery and others) living in Turkey, took this breathtaking photo he calls Ice Rider, showing a man on horseback crossing Lake Baikal in Siberia.
Paley describes the image on his website: "A bird's eye view of Lake Baikal, the world's largest fresh water lake. During winter the ice is up to 1.5 metres thick, allowing trucks and animals to cross safely. The white lines are cracks in the ice and as temperatures change these emit loud shuddering noises, reinforcing the eerie atmosphere."