Amazing lakes frozen in winter
Lake Michigan, USA -
Chicago's dramatic city skyline is often lent even greater emphasis during frigid Illinois winters when Lake Michigan is covered in ice.
Synevyr Lake, Ukraine -
The largest lake of the Ukrainian Carpathians, Synevyr Lake is pictured here sparkling under snow and ice.
Jökulsárlón, Iceland -
The surface of this large glacial lake in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park freezes for about four to five months; from early January to early May–June.
Lake Baikal, Russia -
Located in southern Siberia, Lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake as well as the oldest, dating back 25 million years ago according to UNESCO.
Morskie Oko, Poland -
Morskie Oko means "Eye of the Sea" is English, but this lake in southern Poland is sunk deep within the Tatra National Park in the High Tatras mountain range.
Belmeken Lake, Bulgaria -
Belmeken is actually a dam set in the heart of Rila National Park.
Lake Shōji, Japan -
Frozen Lake Shōji provides a stunning winter perspective against Mount Fuji as the sun rises over Japan's highest mountain.
Lake Sils, Switzerland -
Solid ice surrounds Chaviolas Island on Lake Sils in Switzerland's Upper Engadine Valley. Chaviolas is the largest of several islands that dot the lake's surface.
Lake Reschen, Italy -
Lake Reschen in the western portion of South Tyrol, Italy, is famous for the steeple of a submerged 14th-century church.
Ellery Lake, USA -
Its proximity to California's Yosemite National Park makes Ellery Lake a popular summertime vacation destination.
Lake Galvė, Lithuania -
The imposing medieval castle of Trakai in Vilnius, Lithuania, appears under siege by ice after the freezing over of Lake Galvė.