WHO DOESN’T DREAM OF VISITING THE DEEPEST LAKE ON THE PLANET, LAKE BAIKAL, AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE? PHOTOGRAPHER AND TRAVELLER ANTON AGARKOV SHARED HIS IMPRESSIONS WITH US. This old tree is on Sosnovka Bay on the eastern shore of Lake Baikal. On the lake there are 27 islands, the largest of which is Olkhon. The best time to visit is from mid-June to mid-August. Located in Eastern Siberia, the lake is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its size and unpredictable character the locals call it a sea. In Davshe Bay in the north of Baikal in October, there are often real storms. Baikal is located on the border of the Irkutsk Region and the Republic of Buryatia. The water in the lake is so transparent that stones and objects can be seen at a depth of up to 40 meters. There are many different types of fish here including Baikal omul, grayling, whitefish, Baikal sturgeon, burbot, taimen and pike. Baikal remains unfrozen until January. At this time, water vapour hovers over the surface, completely enveloping the lake in a haze, which makes it impossible to see the shore. Closer to March, many tourists choose to go on the lake for ski treks, ice fishing and skating.