Lake Zug

One of the most popular and beautiful diving sites on Lake Zug is called "gipsy place" in the forest between Zug and Walchwil. There's a beautiful wall, sunken trees and some seagrass meadows. Another nice diving site is called "Strick" and close to Arth. There's also a nice wall with big rocks and on the shore one can find many sunfish. The diving site at restaurant Baumgarten in Immense is also very popular. Usually Lake Zug is the first clear lake in spring after all the snow has melted. May 2002 to April 2018, 53 photos.

Flex 1: Flex diving into the green water. The lake should be clear then but there was a group of OWD beginners before digging in the dirt. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Immensee Baumgärtli, Lake Zug, 21 June 2009. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 20 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:24:02

Burbot under Tree: A burbot (Lota lota) at about 24m depth trying to hide below a trunk. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Immensee Baumgärtli, Lake Zug, 21 June 2009. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:31:24

Flex 2: Flex hunting for fish in dull water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Immensee Baumgärtli, Lake Zug, 21 June 2009. Nikon D200, 1/20 s, F/4.0, 14 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:40:27

Flex 3: Flex hunting for fish in dull water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Immensee Baumgärtli, Lake Zug, 21 June 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/7.1, 13 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:58:55

Burbot 2: Portrait of a burbot (Lota lota) at a depth of about 30m. One of my first tryouts with the 105mm macro lens. Not easy while diving in drysuit and a equivalent focal length of 195mm. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:20:29

Burbot 3: Yet another portrait of a burbot (Lota lota). During summer time they are always in the deep water (30m and below) because they like it cold. During winter time they come to the shallower waters. I like the pattern on these fish. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:23:02

Burbot 4: Typical for a burbot (Lota lota) is a tentacle under its mouth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:27:31

Ruffe: This eurasian ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernua) doesn't look very healthy. It was lying on the ground and didn't move. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:29:38

American Crayfish: The american crayfishs (Orconectes limisosus) was introduced in the local waters and almost replaced the local species. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:39:29

European Perch: A european perch (Perca fluviatilis) in front of a pole. These species can be seen on almost every dive. Mostly it are juveniles. Adults can live up to 22 years and grow up to 50-70cm in length. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:42:30

Pumpkinseed Sunfish: A wonderful golden pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus). Unfortunately the water was not very clear and with a 105mm macro lens the distance was great and the contrast strongly reduced. Had to increase the contrast strongly in the picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:43:23

Pumpkinseed Sunfish: A pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus). Due to the long distance and bad visibility the original picture had a very low contrast. I think the fins are not that blue in reality. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:43:57

Perch: A perch (Perca fluviatilis) in front of a ground covered by zebra mussels. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:45:34

Perch Portrait: This perch (Perca fluviatilis) looked in the camera for a portrait and disappeared right after this picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:52:02

Mussels: The ground of Lake Zug is all covered with mussels which are continuously filtering water. This species here is the most common today and came originally from the Black Sea. Its a zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:53:01

Pumpkinseed Sunfish: The pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) is a neozoen. It came from north america and in the 19th century it was first used as fish for garden ponds. It then rapidly conquered other waters. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 20:02:49

Pumpkinseed Sunfish : A pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 20:03:12

Pumpkinseed Sunfish: This is a pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 20:04:10

Pumpkinseed sunfish with mussels: A pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) nibbling on zebra mussels. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 20:05:21

Diver with Branch: A diver looking at a branch of a sunken tree. Unfortunately the bubbles and light beams of the divers in the background are disturbing. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/40 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:07:29

Wall: The wall on the diving site "Strick" close the the village Arth is and impressive view. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:08:25

Two Divers: What are these divers looking at? Nothing much to see on this silt slope. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/46 s, F/3.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:19:40

Sea Grass: Sea grass with backlight from the sun. Maybe this picture would have been better with a strobe to illuminate the forgeground but I didn't had one with me on that dive. Bad visibility, fisheye lens and strobe are not a good combination. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:29:06

Popoi: Buddy team Popoi at diving. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:34:39

Popoi: Buddy tam Popoi at diving. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:35:06

Swarm of Perches: A swarm of young perches (Perca fluviatilis). Now with flash and better visibility would have been better. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:41:00

Split view: Split view with diver and reflection. Unfortunately not sharp. Such images are tricky. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:52:19

Dive buddy split view: Split view image with my dive buddy and hills in the background. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Zug, Strick, 24 June 2012. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:52:40

Freshwater polyps: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) sitting on a twig. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:42:20

Perch spawn: Spawn from perches (Perca fluviatilis) and some freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris). These seem to be from a different species than in the previous picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:43:24

Perch spawn: Spawn from perches (Perca fluviatilis) and some freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:44:28

American Crayfish: An american crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) in shells of zebra mussels. Both animals do not originally belong here. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:47:37

Crayfish in Hand: An american crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) in the hand of my dive buddy. Or is it a european crayfish? Unlikely. There are almost none of them left. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:51:01

McDonalds Crayfish: The american crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) ... some also call it McDonalds crayfish ... was introduced into these waters to give the fishers something to catch because the european crayfish was suffering from a disease. Today they had almost disappeared. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:07:28

Lister's river snail: While diving in Lake Zug sometimes one sees Lister's river snail (Viviparus contectus). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 19 May 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:24:22

Orconectes limisosus: Close-up of the head of the american crayfish (Orconectes limisosus). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Fischchratte, 26. Mai 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/32.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, May 26, 2013 09:26:41

Hydra vulgaris: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Fischchratte, 26. Mai 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/29.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, May 26, 2013 09:52:02

Perch Spawn: Spawn from a perch (Perca fluviatilis) and a freshwater polyp (hydra vulgaris) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Fischchratte, 26. Mai 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, May 26, 2013 10:09:26

Mussels on Crayfish: This old crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) is covered with zebra mussels. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 23. Juni 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:42:15

McDonalds Crayfish: McDonalds crayfish (Orconectes limosus) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 23. Juni 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:45:39

Lota lota: One of the many young burbots (Lota lota) on these evening. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 31 July 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 20:34:58

Hydra vulgaris: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) sitting on a sunken branch. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 31 July 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/25.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 20:44:06

Crayfish: This crayfish (Orconectes limisosus) probably recently removed its skin why it looks so bright. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Zug, Restaurant Baumgarten, 31 July 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/20.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 21:22:00

Diver with Camera: My dive buddy and me were diving with cameras hunting crayfish in Lake Zug. I was testing my new Nikkor AF 20mm 1:2.8D lens. Dive #642: Easter fundive with DiveZone at dive site Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/2.8, 20 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, April 1, 2018 09:31:25

Underwater Photographer: My dive buddy and me were diving with cameras hunting crayfish in Lake Zug. Dive #642: Easter fundive with DiveZone at dive site Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/2.8, 20 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, April 1, 2018 09:42:27

Crayfish: A crayfish is sitting on a stone. Okay the Nikkor AF 20mm 1:2.8 D wide angle lens is not really suitable for macro photography, but at least it is better than my Nikkor AF-S 12-24, which has very soft edges in the dome port. Dive #642: Easter fundive with DiveZone at dive site Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/7.1, 20 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, April 1, 2018 09:50:47

DiveZone Sign: Diver with the sunken sign from the last santa claus dive with DiveZone. Dive #642: Easter fundive with DiveZone at dive site Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.0, 20 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, April 1, 2018 09:53:47

Easter Egg found: One of the easter eggs that the easter bunny has lost. Dive #642: Easter fundive with DiveZone at dive site Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 20 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:06:49

Another Easter Egg: This crayfish has found another of the easter eggs hidden by the easter bunny. Dive #642: Easter fundive with DiveZone at dive site Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/3.5, 20 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:10:07

Diver: My dive buddy with its toch at the cliff. Dive #644: Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:28:06

Diver: My dive buddy with its toch at the cliff. Dive #644: Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:30:09

Crayfish: Shooting crayfish with a fisheye lense is pretty tricky. One has to put the dome port very close to the crayfish and shoot blindly. In most of the shots the crayfish wasn't sharp though. Dive #644: Baumgärtli, Lake Zug. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, April 15, 2018 11:07:29