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Stunning photos of frozen landscape brought to life with blazing sun reflection

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These stunning photographs really do show a land of fire and ice! The frozen landscape of the Olkhon Islands, Russia, appears to be ablaze in some of these pictures as the icy sheets of the glaciers reflect the early morning suns rays.

Despite the sub-zero temperatures on the islands, the island is frequently bathed in a low sunlight during the winter months – leading to the formation of these incredible caves, full of icy stalactites. Photographer Vladimir Ryabkov, from Moscow, snapped these incredible images during a visit in March. (Caters News)



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These stunning photographs really do show a land of fire and ice! (Caters News)


This is the frozen landscape of the Olkhon Islands, Russia. (Caters News)


Which in these pictures seem to be on fire. (Caters News)


As the icy sheets of the glaciers reflect the early morning sun’s rays. (Caters News)


Despite the sub-zero temperatures on the islands, the island is frequently bathed in a low sunlight during the winter months. (Caters News)


Leading to the formation of these incredible caves, full of icy stalactites. (Caters News)


Photographer Vladimir Ryabkov, from Moscow, snapped these incredible images during a visit in March. (Caters News)


He said: “The island of Olkhon on Lake Baikal is a photographic mecca.” (Caters News)


People from all over the world come here to photograph Baikal ice and ice grottos and ice-splashes.(Caters News)


“When I am there, it reminds me of when I was a child.” (Caters News)


“I would read Anderson’s fairy tale about a snow queen, then I read it to my children.” (Caters News)


“I feel a wonderful and fascinating world of pure ice, as though I am in an amazing ice fairy tale.” (Caters News)


“Baikal is one of the world’s pearls.” (Caters News)