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Frozen Waves Shatter Like Glass in this Incredible Video

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The Facebook page This is Awesome truly lives up to their name with their recently posted video. After pressing play, viewers are treated to the  awesome sight and sound of a frozen wave crashing toward the shore. You will definitely want to turn your sound on to hear the water shattering into shards of ice while slowly approaching land. The video already has over 94,000 Facebook reactions and 17,400,000 views.

The location of this incredible happening is Lake Baikal, “the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake, curves for nearly 400 miles through south-eastern Siberia, north of the Mongolian border,” (according to LakeBaikal.com.) The water is about 5,000 feet deep and surrounded by gorgeous mile-high mountains. The area does not see many tourists because of its remote location, so witnessing the frozen waves in person is rare.

Even though the fellow in the video looks like he is not properly dressed for ridiculously cold weather, he’s obviously much more acclimated than most people would be to the freezing air. Business Insider says that Lake Baikal “is frozen for up to five months a year and its ice is so thick cars often drive across it.”