Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the largest freshwater lake on the planet, by volume. It is also one of the most biodiverse places  as it is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, many of which are endemic to the region. In mid winter temperatures plummet to as low as -40 degrees Celsius freezing the surface of the lake to a thickness of 2 metres in places.

A magical frozen world is created with stunning images to be found. Fractured ice covered in snow, hardy poplar trees surviving the winter, sculptural ice sitting on a frozen sea to mini icicles hanging in deserted caves.

Daragh travelled to Lake Baikal for three consecutive winters from 2018 to early 2020 creating his new project entitled ‘Beacons’. There are many stunning images that are not part of the Beacons collection that feature here on the Lake Baikal page.