By Kristiana Hall
This family photoshoot looks a little more dangerous than most – as the family appear to balance precariously between deep cracks in the ice.
From having a full on 4X4 on the jaw-dropping surface, to the family appearing to walk along a deadly tightrope on a singular long crack, the series is enough to put anyone one edge.
But luckily the cracks on the surface of Baikal Lake, in Siberia, do not go all the way through the thick, dense ice – creating a marbled effect.
Teacher Alexander Ippolitov, who took the shots, said: “The ice width here is about 70 to 80cm thick from January to the end of March.
“In the shots it looks like the ice is all cracked but it’s not the case – only the upper layers of the ice are cracked.
“These cracked layers are actually only 10 to 20cm in depth.
“So actually, it is relatively safe, although you can always hear the sound of the ice cracking – or as we say, that the ice constantly breathes.
“Some people just don’t feel comfortable being on ice, but I love Baikal.”