Vast and remote, Siberia is much more than the arctic expanses often associated with this North Asian region. In fact, you’ll only find the tundra in the most northern areas of Siberia; rather, the majority of this region is filled with thick forests, incredible mountain ranges and sparkling rivers and lakes.
Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world and a photographer’s dream, thanks to its clear waters and picturesque setting among the region’s mountains. The lake is even home to its own species of seal: the nerpa.
Take a look at a few of Siberia’s highlights in the photos below.
(Main image: Serge.Bystro)