Photographer of Indigenous People & Traditional Cultures
Lake Baikal, situated almost in the centre of Asia, is the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake. It is the oldest lake on the planet, formed over 20 million years ago, and was once part of a vast ocean. The Baikal is the “great father” for the native Siberians. For geologists, the lake is an impressive manifestation of nature; a huge rock basin contains a volume of some 23,000 cubic kilometers of water, more than 20% of the world’s fresh water. But for local people it is has magical and a healing properties – a superior entity, to be treated with respect.