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Rare ‘Baikal Zen’ Phenomenon Has Rocks Balancing on Pedestals of Ice on Lake Baikal

My Modern Met February 19, 2021

Lake Baikal in Siberia produces an incredible phenomenon when the weather turns bitterly cold. As the world’s deepest and most voluminous freshwater lake, it has a geography that produces the gravity-defying sight of rocks teetering on “legs” of ice. The wonder is known as Baikal Zen, in reference to the stacking of stones found in Japanese gardens.

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