Friday, June 04, 2010

Scuba Divers Explore Icy Underwater World of Lake Sassolo, Switzerland

We're not quite sure why this article insists on referring to the underwater ice formations as "eerie" -- we think they're beautiful!

These stunning shots show the beautiful and eerie underwater world of a Swiss ice-filled Alpine lake.

Taken in Lake Sassolo, close to the southern border with Italy, these were taken by diving photographer Franco Banfi.

Although the high altitude region is known for its sunny weather, the lake was formed by the run-off of the Alps surrounding it.

The giant ice structures dwarf the tiny divers as they explore the nooks and crannies of the icebergs.

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diving said...

That´s incredible!

Interesting to know that the glacier, or what is left of it, is located in a lake that is in the Alps!

Thxs for sharing

Neutral Dive Gear said...

Isn't it crazy/beautiful!?!