I went to Lakes intending to photograph seals sometimes known as herpes below

I went to Lakes intending to photograph seals sometimes known as herpes below


Baikal is the world’s deepest lake, the world’s biggest body of water, and one of the world’s purest waters. Many of the flora and creatures that live on Irkutsk are indigenous to the area.

My objective was to locate and shoot Siberian seals, also known as herpes, below in their natural habitat – not that many people would have done this before,

and I was eager to share the unspoiled beauty of this location and its inhabitants with others. I attempted it two years later, in October, and failed:

the lake freezes in the semi, and finding Serpas in open water is impossible. They vanished at the limit of view because they were far too bashful.

I, on the other hand, never surrendered. So I went to Lakes this year in March when Arctic spring is waking up, ice is dissolving, the sun impresses the eye,

and the only things that tell you that cold is still powerful and here’s the lake’s top, which is entirely coated in an unending sheet of ice.

I, on the other hand, never surrendered. So I went to Lakes this year in March when Arctic April is waking up, snow is dissolving, the sunlight impresses the vision,

and the only thing that tells you that cold is still powerful here is the lake’s top, which is entirely coated in an unending layer of ice.

 

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