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. May 2006 to October 2014, 105 Images.

Image 1/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, May 12, 2006 17:47:45

Image 2/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, May 12, 2006 17:49:38

Image 3/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, May 12, 2006 17:51:07

Image 4/105: 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

Image 5/105: 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

Image 6/105: 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

Image 7/105: 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

Image 8/105: 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

Image 9/105: 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

Image 10/105: 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

Image 11/105: 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

Image 12/105: 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

Image 13/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/31 s, F/4.0, 12 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:16:13

Image 14/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 24 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:39:56

Image 15/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:45:17

Image 16/105: Tree stub

A tree stub in backlight — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Sea bath Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, 24 June 2007 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 12 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:47:42

Image 17/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 12 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:53:12

Image 18/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/40 s, F/4.0, 12 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 24, 2007 13:01:01

Image 19/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.5, 12 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 8, 2007 11:47:01

Image 20/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/20 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:26:09

Image 21/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:27:55

Image 22/105: Two Techdiver

Two techdiver with total 12 tanks are exercising. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/46 s, F/3.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:29:48

Image 23/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:37:49

Image 24/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:47:03

Image 25/105: Tree

A sunken tree in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:49:39

Image 26/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:51:32

Image 27/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:54:57

Image 28/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:56:14

Image 29/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:56:44

Image 30/105: Diver

Diver at about 3m depth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:58:49

Image 31/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:13:03

Image 32/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:34:47

Image 33/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:40:12

Image 34/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:42:00

Image 35/105: Two Divers

Two divers in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:48:51

Image 36/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:49:22

Image 37/105: Diver

Diver close under the water line. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:50:30

Image 38/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:36:28

Image 39/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:42:47

Image 40/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:44:04

Image 41/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:54:28

Image 42/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:08:27

Image 43/105: Split view with diver

Split view picture with diver. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:32:04

Image 44/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:33:54

Image 45/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/13.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:34:33

Image 46/105: Perch in spotlight

A perch (Perca fluviatilis) in spotlight. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 13:39:56

Image 47/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 13:54:03

Image 48/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 13:57:50

Image 49/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 6, 2009 14:00:51

Image 50/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 6, 2009 14:03:51

Image 51/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 6, 2009 14:13:46

Image 52/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 6, 2009 14:20:06

Image 53/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:14:52

Image 54/105: Pike

A young pike (Esox lucius). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:16:09

Image 55/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:29:24

Image 56/105: Pike

Portrait of a young pike (Esox lucius). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:30:34

Image 57/105: Perch

Young perch (Perca fluviatilis) in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9. September 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:34:06

Image 58/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:40:30

Image 59/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:48:01

Image 60/105: Rudd

This is probably a common roach (Rutilus rutilus). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9. September 2009 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:56:30

Image 61/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/6 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:41:47

Image 62/105: Diver with rocks

Diver on the rocks with water plants. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm Fisheye, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 2011 — Nikon D200, 1/2500 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:14:56

Image 63/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:23:38

Image 64/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 29, 2012 09:39:28

Image 65/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 29, 2012 09:44:41

Image 66/105: Hydra

Freshwater polyps (Hydra) covering all over a twig. These animals are related to jelly fish. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29 July 2012 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 29, 2012 09:45:33

Image 67/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 29, 2012 09:52:49

Image 68/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 29, 2012 10:01:16

Image 69/105: Snail

A snail — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Hergiswil, Lopper, Lake Lucerne, 29 July 2012 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 29, 2012 10:02:41

Image 70/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 29, 2012 10:05:48

Image 71/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 29, 2012 10:09:55

Image 72/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:45:29

Image 73/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:51:14

Image 74/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:59:33

Image 75/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:01:38

Image 76/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:06:46

Image 77/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:55:05

Image 78/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:13:06

Image 79/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:13:44

Image 80/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:16:28

Image 81/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:18:48

Image 82/105: Snail

A snail — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:27:19

Image 83/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:29:36

Image 84/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:31:18

Image 85/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:31:58

Image 86/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:32:11

Image 87/105: Pollywogs

Frog spawn with emerged pollywogs. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau, 5 May 2013 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:33:59

Image 88/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:35:47

Image 89/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:39:05

Image 90/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:39:41

Image 91/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:41:25

Image 92/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:49:06

Image 93/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 18:51:57

Image 94/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 18:52:13

Image 95/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:01:32

Image 96/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:07:07

Image 97/105: Perch

Portrait of a perch (Perca fluviatilis). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, 2x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Lucerne, Riedsort, 25 August 2013 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:36:42

Image 98/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:38:07

Image 99/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, August 25, 2013 19:45:22

Image 100/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:13:40

Image 101/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:27:14

Image 102/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:46:35

Image 103/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:45:19

Image 104/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:57:15

Image 105/105: 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 — Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:57:45