Blind Lake

Blind Lake is located in the Tirol alps in Austria right below the Fern pass at an altitude of 1093 meters above sea level. It's depth is about 25 meters. Entry point is the boat house below the parking area. The lake is in private property of the Wellness Hotel MOHR in Lermoos where one has to get a permission for each diver. The many sunken trees are very impressive. In the year 1984 after strong snow falls the slope on the north side slipped down and the frozen lake was covered with trees. Shortly aftewards the ice broke and everything sank. The lake is popular by bathers and divers. Unfortunately there are no toilets at the parking area and therefore the wood around it is coveres with toilet paper and excrements. Monday, August 12, 2013, 15 photos.

Tree stump at boat house: The tree stump at the entry point with the sun above the small boat house. The ropes were probably placed by diving scools for practising. There also two platforms for dives. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:23:28

Enjoy the sun: This diver is sitting on a tree trunk and enjoying the sun. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:31:26

Sunken tree 1: One of the many sunken trees in this lake which gives a very mystical atmosphere. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:38:33

Sunken tree 2: Another one of the many sunken trees in this lake. There is a whole forest under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:40:37

Sidemount Diving: Sidemount Diving in Blind Lake. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 09:47:06

Juvenile fish with tree stump: A swarm of juvenile fish underneath a tree stump. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 10:10:44

Tree stump in sunlight: A sunken tree stump in sunlight — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 10:12:42

Twilight: Twilight beneath the trees on the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 10:18:06

Shorty Diver: PADI High Altitude Bermudas Specialty Certified Diver No. 7982473509375093 — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:06:00

Tree trunks: On the ground of Blind Lake there are many tree trunks lying around like matches. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:12:25

Diver with root: A diver with a root. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:17:14

Root diver: A diver with his strobe and a root. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:30:45

Juvenile fish: A swarm of juvenile fish hiding under a tree. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:39:34

Tree trunk: A tree trunk with diver — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:42:41

Zander: A Zander (Sander lucioperca) acting as photo model. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Blind Lake on Fernstein pass in Tirol, Austria, 12 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Monday, August 12, 2013 12:44:30