21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

Lake Cildir in Kars Region Turkey When winter comes and snow falls, the lake freezes due to low temperatures, sometimes even -40 degrees Celsius, and its very thick and strong ice layer enables people travelling by horse sleighs. During the sunset times, when the clouds step aside, the lake and the sleighs offer a vision like a fairy tale.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2023
Date Uploaded: 10.2023
Photo Location: Kars, Türkiye
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Saadet Banu Nazikcan