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In Photos: Frozen Lakes in Winter

Indoor work

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(Image credit: Ted Ozersky)

Sampling huts on Station No. 1 at Lake Baikal, Siberia.

Natural reactions

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(Image credit: Hans-Peter Grossart)

Gas bubbles from submerged wood at the shore frozen into the ice at Lake Stechlin in Brandenburg, Germany, in 2011.

Odd ice formations

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(Image credit: Hans-Peter Grossart)

Ice at the southern shore within a reed stand, at Lake Stechlin in Brandenburg, Germany, in 2011.

Deep, dark samples

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(Image credit: Anson Mackay)

Researchers Mike Sturm and Lena Vologina extract sediment cores from frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia.

Mindy Weisberger
Mindy Weisberger is a senior writer for Live Science covering general science topics, especially those relating to brains, bodies, and behaviors in humans and other animals — living and extinct. Mindy studied filmmaking at Columbia University; her videos about dinosaurs, biodiversity, human origins, evolution, and astrophysics appear in the American Museum of Natural History, on YouTube, and in museums and science centers worldwide. Follow Mindy on Twitter.