Verzasca

The Verzasca is a wild river in the canton Ticino and known for its beautiful rocks under water. There are several pools with a depth of up to 10m where one can dive when the current permits. At the entry points there are usually dangerous rapids and one has to use a rope spanned across the river for safety. Sometimes the local police will control it. Diving in the water reservoir is not permitted. With the Webcam Lavertezzo one can check the water level. If there's too much water the current is too strong and diving not possible. There happened some casualties with divers and swimmers in the past. September 2001 to August 2009, 39 photos.

Light Patterns 1: Rock with pretty light patterns. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Water Surface: Looking at the water surface from below. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Heart: Who are E and A? — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Bullhead: Picture puzzle: Can you see the european bullhead (Cottus gobio) between the rocks? — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Twig: floating twig. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Light Patterns 2: Pretty light patterns on a rock. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Waterfall: Bubbles from the little waterfall. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Learning to fly: Dive buddy is learning to fly. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Rock Light Curtain: A rock behind a curtain of light beams. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Breath Bubbles: A curtain of bubbles raising up to the surface. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Stone Tower: Some artwork of an unknown diver. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

View upwards: Looking at a rock wall above the water surface. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Diver: Diver counting the stones on the ground. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Appenzell: A message from aliens from planet Appenzell. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

2 Divers: A pair of unknown divers. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Sketch: I love divers. Again an artwork from an unknown diver. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Caddis Fly Larvae: Could be the hulls of caddis fly larvae. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Verzasca, Amsler basin, Ticino, 8 September 2001

Diver descending: Diver descending after untangling the safety rope. Using a safety rope across the entry and exit point is regulation. There happened some deadly accidents with the rapid water flows. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:34:53

Roman Bridge: The famous roman bridge at Lavertezzo is popular subjet for taking pictures under water or on land. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:36:34

Roman Bridge with Diver: It's not very easy to hold the breath long enough so that the bubbles don't disturb the water surface. Here one can see the roman bridge through the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:39:28

Roman Bridge: The famous roman bridge at Lavertezzo seen from the upstream side. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:40:58

Losing Air: Dive budd reducing the air pressure in his jacket. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:42:41

Rock formations 1: Underwater formations with wonderful polished rocks. The sunlight paints a beautiful pattern on the ground. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:44:19

Rock formations 2: The Verzasca river is known for its beautiful grinded rock formations. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:45:20

Rock formations and water surface: The beautiful smooth polished underwater rock formations with a view through the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:46:27

Grinded rocks and sunlight patterns: The sunlight shines through the water surface and creates beautiful light patterns on the famous grinded rocks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:46:50

Rocks and sunlight: I love when the sunlight creates these wonderful patterns on the ground of the Verzasca river. A picture can't catch this beauty as seen by eye. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:51:48

Diver Taking a nap: My dive buddy seems to be very tired after swimming agains the current. He is taking a nap on the beautifully grinded rock formations in the Verzasca river. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:53:05

Washed rocks: It took very long for mother nature to create to these wonderful washed rock formations for which the Verzasca is very famous. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:54:40

Rocks and Water Surface: The shallow water at the upstream end of the pool at Lavertezzo. The shallower the water, the stronger the current gets. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:55:22

Shallow water: Waves on the water surface in the shallow water and the beautiful rocks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:55:49

Curved rocks: I like these curved rock formations with the different colours. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:57:05

Washed rocks: Washed rock formations and a litle stone tower— Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:59:26

Diver: Diving through beautiful rock formations in the Verzasca river — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:00:30

Underwater Landscape: Underwater landscape with gravel — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:01:34

Diver: Diving through beautiful rock formations in the Verzasca river — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:02:05

Roman Bridge with Sun: Under the roman bridge across the Verzasca river, looking up at the sun. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:05:02

Fins in Verzasca: Fins in Verzasca — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:05:09

Roman Bridge: Under the roman bridge across the Verzasca river at Lavertezzo. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:06:21