Lake Lucerne

Usually the visibility in Lake Lucerne is better than in Lake Zurich. Despite of its bigger size there are less dive sites because access to the lake is not possible (rock or private ground). The best dive sites are Weggis-Vitznau, Hergiswil and Beckenried, where is a sunken conveyor sistems from the time where the Seelisberg tunnel was built. (115 Images)

PerchImage 1/115 Perch: An european perch (Perca fluviatilis). This is the most common fish species in Lake Lucerne. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm 1:2.8, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006 Zebra musselsImage 2/115 Zebra mussels: All solid surfaces in lake Zurich are covered with zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha). Here they are on a twig of a sunken tree — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm 1:2.8, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006 PikeImage 3/115 Pike: A big pike (Esox lucius). Usually they don't seem to like being photographed. The oder ones are shy and usually gone before one can get a picture from the front. The younger ones are more brave ... or the brave ones never grow old. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm 1:2.8, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006 PerchImage 4/115 Perch: Yet another perch (Perca fluviatilis). This one is lying on the ground and looking into the camera. Sometimes I take pictures of perches just for practising. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm 1:2.8, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006 PikeImage 5/115 Pike: A young pike is sleeping in sea grass. Unfortunately one leaf is just in front of the eye. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm 1:2.8, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006 PerchImage 6/115 Perch: Oh, yet another perch (Perca fluviatilis). This young one is hiding under water plants. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm 1:2.8, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006
PikeImage 7/115 Pike: A pike of about 50cm length who liked to being photographed ... or was it just sleeping? — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm 1:2.8, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006 LobsterImage 8/115 Lobster: The first time I see a crab (or is it called lobster) in Lake Lucerne. Usually one meets them only in rivers. We saw three during this dive. The first was hiding itself underneath rocks and the third had a missing claw. — Nikon D200, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006 PerchImage 9/115 Perch: And finally a Perch (Perca fluviatilis) who had to play model for my new camera and macro lens. — Nikon D200, Lake Lucerne, 29. October 2006 Underwater DwarfImage 10/115 Underwater Dwarf: An underwater garden dwarf from dive club Obwalden. Somtimes even dwarves are too big: Because I had a macro lens this one did not fit into the frame. — Nikon D200, Hartenberger Strobe, Nikkor Micro 60mm, Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 12 May 2007 Good AirImage 11/115 Good Air: The dive club Obwalden wishes Good Air! — Nikon D200, Hartenberger Strobe, Nikkor Micro 60mm, Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 12 May 2007 PollywogsImage 12/115 Pollywogs: A grape full of pollywogs - only a few of that millions which we have seen during this dive. On the right side there is a small sweetwater polyp, an animal related to the pretty anemones from the sea. — Nikon D200, Hartenberger Strobe, Nikkor Micro 60mm, Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 12 May 2007
Spawn with PollywogsImage 13/115 Spawn with Pollywogs: Fish spawn with pollywogs. At least I assume it's spawn from fish and not frogs because the pollywogs have already emerged. Note the two tini black spots. These are the eyes. — Nikon D200, Hartenberger Strobe, Nikkor Micro 60mm, Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 12 May 2007 Perch with PollywogsImage 14/115 Perch with Pollywogs: A well feeded perch (Perca fluviatilis). I guess it had pollywogs for breakfast. — Nikon D200, Hartenberger Strobe, Nikkor Micro 60mm, Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 12 May 2007 Garden ChairImage 15/115 Garden Chair: The wreck of a garden chair at a depth of about 17m. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Sea bath Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, 24 June 2007 Eglis in branchesImage 16/115 Eglis in branches: A swarm of Eglis in the branches of a sunken tree. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Sea bath Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, 24 June 2007 Swarm EgliImage 17/115 Swarm Egli: A swarm of young Eglis hiding in the branches of a sunken tree. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Sea bath Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, 24 June 2007 Tree stubImage 18/115 Tree stub: A tree stub in backlight — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Sea bath Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, 24 June 2007
PollywogsImage 19/115 Pollywogs: A swarm of pollywogs. There were so many that I could't catch them all with my camera. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Sea bath Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, 24 June 2007 Sun beamsImage 20/115 Sun beams: Sun beams under the trees on the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Sea bath Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, 24 June 2007 Sun beamsImage 21/115 Sun beams: Sun beams under the trees on the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Sea bath Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, 24 June 2007 DiverImage 22/115 Diver: Diver Mischa in Lake Lucerne at a depth of about 29 meters. The visibilty was bad down to 20m. The sky was sunny bright blue while we started to dive. After the dive it rained for the rest of the day. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Beckenried Rütenen, Lake Lucerne, 8 July 2007 Diver with LampImage 23/115 Diver with Lamp: Duver Steffi with lamp at 30m depth in green water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Two TechdiverImage 24/115 Two Techdiver: Two techdiver exercising. Each one has a double tank on it's back. tree stage tanks and a small argon tank for their dry suit. Impressive, but too much for me and my back. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009
Two TechdiverImage 25/115 Two Techdiver: Two techdiver with total 12 tanks are exercising. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 SharkImage 26/115 Shark: A shark made of an old air tank. It is located at about 11m depth close to the left entrance at dive site Riedsort. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 SwimmerImage 27/115 Swimmer: Three swimmer are playing in the twilight under the trees on the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 TwilightImage 28/115 Twilight: I like this light beams in shallow water from the twilight under the trees on the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Light BeamsImage 29/115 Light Beams: Light beams in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Light BeamsImage 30/115 Light Beams: Light beams in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009
TreeImage 31/115 Tree: A sunken tree in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 PumpkinImage 32/115 Pumpkin: A lonely pumpkin is a mute witness from a past halloween dive. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Young PerchesImage 33/115 Young Perches: A small swarm of young perches (Perca fluviatilis) in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Perches in BranchesImage 34/115 Perches in Branches: Young perches (Perca fluviatilis) are playing in the branches of a sunken tree. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Perches in SunlightImage 35/115 Perches in Sunlight: Perches (Perca fluviatilis) are playing with the light beams in the shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Light showImage 36/115 Light show: And again an underwater light show because it is so pretty: Beams of sunlight under the trees on the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009
DiverImage 37/115 Diver: Diver at about 3m depth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 BuoyancyImage 38/115 Buoyancy: Buoyancy excercise: At the left entrance someone has placed a square made of platic pipes where one can swim through. Unfortunately the water was quite hazy there. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Perch swarmImage 39/115 Perch swarm: A nice swarm of perches (Perca fluviatilis) in shallow water. They are most common in Swiss lakes. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Diver with Flex DiscImage 40/115 Diver with Flex Disc: A diver has found a flex disc under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Perches on the GroundImage 41/115 Perches on the Ground: Perches (Perca fluviatilis) on the ground, captured by a fish eye lens. The optical disortion looks funny, like a giant rock bowl under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Two DiversImage 42/115 Two Divers: Two divers in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009
Diver Down UnderImage 43/115 Diver Down Under: Diver Down Under. Some divers start acting crazy when the diving site is boring. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 DiverImage 44/115 Diver: Diver close under the water line. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 Garden dwarfImage 45/115 Garden dwarf: The garden dwarf from Tauchclub Obwalden wishes good air . It's located at about 18m depth, right side of entry point. The picture would have been better without the disturbing light of the divers in the background. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Bad visibilityImage 46/115 Bad visibility: This is diving when the visibility is okay to bad. Pointing the lamp towards the camera causes a patch of colour in the usual black/green pictures. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Belt conveyor 1Image 47/115 Belt conveyor 1: Remnants of the sunken belt conveyor which was used to build the Seelisberg tunnel. It's located at a depth of 7 to 18 meters. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Belt conveyor 2Image 48/115 Belt conveyor 2: Be careful when diving through this sunken belt conveyor. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009
Lighting up a perchImage 49/115 Lighting up a perch: Diver lighting up a perch (Perca fluviatilis) with his diving lamp. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Split view with diverImage 50/115 Split view with diver: Split view picture with diver. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Tree from beneathImage 51/115 Tree from beneath: A tree from beneath the water surface. The sun is right behind the tree. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Same tree from beneathImage 52/115 Same tree from beneath: Same tree as in the previous picture. But this time a little bit deeper and with the sun glowing through the branches. Creates this nice light beams. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Perch in spotlightImage 53/115 Perch in spotlight: A perch (Perca fluviatilis) in spotlight. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 PikeImage 54/115 Pike: Hunting shy pikes (Esox lucius) with a fisheye lens os not a good idea. This one is young and abouth 30cm in length. It was not so far away but still looks very tiny. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009
PikeImage 55/115 Pike: Next time I'll glue a pike (Esox lucius) on the dome port of my fisheye lens. This one was only 1-2 meters away and still appears very tiny. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Perch SwarmImage 56/115 Perch Swarm: A swarm of young perches (Perca fluviatilis) playing in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Perch SwarmImage 57/115 Perch Swarm: A swarm of young perches (Perca fluviatilis) playing in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Seagrass MeadowImage 58/115 Seagrass Meadow: Diving in the seagrass meadow, hunting for the shy pike (Esox lucius). — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Mountain DivingImage 59/115 Mountain Diving: Diving in the mountains. Acording to PADI the Lake Lucerne is already a mountain lake (above 300m sea level). A nice half-half picture with dive buddy Mischa and the mountains Rigi Scheidegg, Hochfluh and Greath Mythen in the background. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 Longear-DiversImage 60/115 Longear-Divers: Two specimen of the very rare longear-divers, one with blue, the other with yellow ears. Some say the are related to the Gungans. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009
PikeImage 61/115 Pike: A young pike (Esox lucius) is hiding in a seagrass meadow in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009 PikeImage 62/115 Pike: A young pike (Esox lucius). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009 PikeImage 63/115 Pike: A young pike (Esox lucius) is taking a nap in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009 PikeImage 64/115 Pike: Portrait of a young pike (Esox lucius). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009 PerchImage 65/115 Perch: Young perch (Perca fluviatilis) in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9. September 2009 PerchImage 66/115 Perch: Young perch (Perca fluviatilis) in a seagrass meadow. Unfortunately the eyes are not in the focus plane and are slightly unsharp. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9. September 2009
PerchImage 67/115 Perch: An old perch (Perca fluviatilis) is taking a nap on the ground. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009 RuddImage 68/115 Rudd: This is probably a common roach (Rutilus rutilus). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9. September 2009 Cliff divingImage 69/115 Cliff diving: At the bottom on the lake it is always dark. Diver with lamp on a wall. I left the strobe at home this time. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 2011 Diver with rocksImage 70/115 Diver with rocks: Diver on the rocks with water plants. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 2011 Sunlight through TreesImage 71/115 Sunlight through Trees: The sun is shining through the trees on the shore and creates these wonderful light beams under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 2011 Zebra musselsImage 72/115 Zebra mussels: Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) on the sea ground. These mussels came from the Black Sea and spread out here like a pest and replace the endemic mussels. They stick on every solid ground even crabs and other mussels. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29 July 2012
Zebra musselsImage 73/115 Zebra mussels: Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) covering a sunken branch. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29 July 2012 HydraImage 74/115 Hydra: Freshwater polyps ( Dreissena polymorphaImage 75/115 Dreissena polymorpha: Immigrated Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) on the ground. They came from the black sea and spread here in all lakes. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29 July 2012 Insect larvaImage 76/115 Insect larva: An insect larva crawls over the ground. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29 July 2012 SnailImage 77/115 Snail: A snail — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29 July 2012 Snail on underwater plantImage 78/115 Snail on underwater plant: A small snail sitting on an underwater plant. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29 July 2012
Snail on a BrickImage 79/115 Snail on a Brick: A snail sitting on a brick — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29. Juli 2012 Young PikeImage 80/115 Young Pike: A young pike (Esox lucius). Unfortunately it was too shy to be shot from the front. This picture is strongly contrast enhanced because the visibility was bad on that day. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Isleten, Lake Lucerne, 12 August 2012 PerchImage 81/115 Perch: A perch (Perca fluviatilis) looking at the camera. Contrast enhanced due to bad visibility. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Isleten, Lake Lucerne, 12 August 2012 MusslesImage 82/115 Mussles: Mussles on a branch. The visibility on that day was pretty bad. The contrast had to be enhanced. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Isleten, Lake Lucerne, 12 August 2012 Perch PortraitImage 83/115 Perch Portrait: A portrait of a perch (Perca fluviatilis). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Isleten, Lake Lucerne, 12. August 2012 Two perchesImage 84/115 Two perches: Two perches (Perca fluviatilis) on the ground. The contrast has been enhanced because the visibility was about two meters on that day. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Isleten, Lake Lucerne, 12. August 2012
BurbotImage 85/115 Burbot: A lonely burbot (Lota lota) hiding in a crevice at 30m depth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 7 April 2013 Toads spawningImage 86/115 Toads spawning: Two toads (bufo bufo) spawning. How can they possibly think of sex in this cold water? — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 Loving ToadsImage 87/115 Loving Toads: Toads (bufo bufo) making love under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5. May 2013 Frog SpawnImage 88/115 Frog Spawn: Frog spawn with pollywogs that have not yet emerged. On other places some were already emerged. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucern, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 Toads having sexImage 89/115 Toads having sex: Toads (bufo bufo) having sex in cold water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 SnailImage 90/115 Snail: A snail — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013
ToadImage 91/115 Toad: This toad (bufo bufo) is still looking for a mate. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 Toad portraitImage 92/115 Toad portrait: Portrait of a toad (bufo bufo) with beautiful golden eyes. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 Toad with spawnImage 93/115 Toad with spawn: A toad (bufo bufo) with its spawn. Typical for toad spawn is that it is like a string. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 Toad portraitImage 94/115 Toad portrait: Look me in the eyes you toad! — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 PollywogsImage 95/115 Pollywogs: Frog spawn with emerged pollywogs. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 Toad spawnImage 96/115 Toad spawn: Strings of toad spawn were all over the place. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013
Spawning toadsImage 97/115 Spawning toads: Every spring the toads (bufo bufo) come here for spawning. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 Toads backpack 1Image 98/115 Toads backpack 1: Toads (bufo bufo) backpack. The small male is sitting on the big female. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 Toads backpack 2Image 99/115 Toads backpack 2: Toads (bufo bufo) backpack. The small male is sitting on the big female. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 ToadImage 100/115 Toad: Yet another toad (bufo bufo) sitting on the ground and looking for for a mate. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 HydraeImage 101/115 Hydrae: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) on the edge of a rock at 27 meters depth. The picture is upside down because I had to turn my camera upside down to get the picture. Hold your breath and don't move while taking the picture or the tentacles get swirled. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013 Freshwater PolypsImage 102/115 Freshwater Polyps: Freshwater polyps (hydra vulgaris) on the edge on a rock. This time without current caused by the photographer. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013
Young burbotImage 103/115 Young burbot: A young burbot (Lota lota) sitting on the ground. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013 Lots of hydraeImage 104/115 Lots of hydrae: Lots of hydrae sitting on a small twig at about 20 meters depth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013 PerchImage 105/115 Perch: Portrait of a perch (Perca fluviatilis). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013 PerchImage 106/115 Perch: Another portrait of a perch (Perca fluviatilis). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013 PerchImage 107/115 Perch: And again a portrait of a perch (Perca fluviatilis). The big adult ones didn't like to be photographed. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013 Help a TorpedoImage 108/115 Help a Torpedo: Diving with redundant air supply and a 7 liter stage tank. Okay, the rigging has some room of improvement. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm, Sea&Sea YS-110α, Brougier Park, Lake Lucerne, 1 May 2014
Solo DiverImage 109/115 Solo Diver: A serious solo diver always dives with a reduntant air supply. This could be a stage tank or a double tank with closed bridge. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm, Sea&Sea YS-110α, Brougier Park, Lake Lucerne, 1 May 2014 Underwater TubaImage 110/115 Underwater Tuba: A tuba with boots sunk by a diving club. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm, Sea&Sea YS-110α, Brougier-Park, Lake Lucerne, 1 May 2014 Diver with SMBImage 111/115 Diver with SMB: A diver with surface marker buoy (SMB) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm, Sea&Sea YS-110α, Brougier-Park, Lake Lucerne, 1 May 2014 UnderwaterImage 112/115 Underwater: Underwater scenery with a branch in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm, Sea&Sea YS-110α, Brougier-Park, Lake Lucerne, 1 May 2014 Sidemount ToddyImage 113/115 Sidemount Toddy: Sidemount diver using toddy style with two 80 cuft alu tanks and two accus (lamp and suit heating) on the backplate. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm, Sea&Sea YS-110α, Brougier Park, Lake Lucerne, 26 October 2014 Sidemount XdeepImage 114/115 Sidemount Xdeep: A lucky shot from my dive buddy using my camera. Me with Xdeep Stealth 2.0 and two 7 liter alu tanks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm, Sea&Sea YS-110α, Brougier Park, Lake Lucerne, 26. October 2014
Sidemount XdeepImage 115/115 Sidemount Xdeep: Underwater selfie with Xdeep Stealth 2.0 and two 7 liter alu tanks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 10.5mm, Sea&Sea YS-110α, Brougier Park, Lake Lucerne, 26 October 2014