Photographer's Note

The Khovsgol is one of Mongolia's largest and most spectacular protected areas. Bordered to the north by the Sayan Mountains (rising to the park's highest point of 3491 meters) and to the west by the Khoridal Soridag range, the lake is 136 km long and 36km wide. Its 380 cubic km of water make it the fourteenth largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, with over 2% of the world's fresh water. At its deepest in Central Asia, the dives 262 meters. The lake is 1645 meters above sea level and is generally frozen from January until April or May. Ninety-six rivers and streams empty into Lake Khovsgol, but only the Egyn River exits the lake. The Egyn flows southeast until it joins the Selenge River, which flows through one of Mongolia's most densely populated areas on its way to Lake Baikal.

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