May 31, 2014

Underwater Park

Photograph by Marc Henauer

Every spring, melting snow creates a dreamscape in Tragöss, Austria. Green Lake, which for most of the year is no more than six feet deep, expands with the inflow of snowmelt, swallowing part of the park that surrounds it: trees, hiking trails, benches, bridges, and all. The lake's depth reaches some 30 feet and provides a unique experience for divers—for a few weeks at least.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest


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61 comments
軒宇 古
軒宇 古

i will love to working through the park

ellie may
ellie may

it is a very dreamlike picture

Azhar Panni
Azhar Panni

. . . and I can imagine swimming through the park

Alejandro P.
Alejandro P.

I can imagine walking through the park 

Kip Keino
Kip Keino

surreal. Like it. gives new dimension to the song, "Singing in the Rain."

Lokesh Gautam
Lokesh Gautam

hey wait a min is this a underwater hidden city


Lokesh Gautam
Lokesh Gautam

EXPLORING THE WORLD...this snap is telling me a story of a explorer 

Alessia Ross
Alessia Ross

wow!fairytale landscape!

thanx for sharing ^_^

EJ Feist
EJ Feist

This is so strange, but awesome!

Bart Poladsky
Bart Poladsky

WHAT!  Nat Geo is not attributing this to man made climate change!!!!  Where's their consistency??

Janice H.
Janice H.

Waterworld!       Lovely and almost magical.      Would love to see all that the divers see.      Unique!

Esther Masih
Esther Masih

Wow it's very beautiful. It's almost unbelievable. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rose A.
Rose A.

So beautiful and interesting. I love the colours. Thank  you for sharing.

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

Amazing! I never thought this could happen up to that extent. Thank you for sharing.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Wow, that is amazing. That would be an awesome experience.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

The fact that a lake can be submerged altogether for some time each year, is something I have not heard of before.One lives and learns, and in the process is thrilled at times, as I am now..j.e.s. 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

This one is so good. The blue, to bluegreen,then to green with the path running through,and the figure calmly swimming with a tree above,makes for softness,and sharpness in one shot, and.thats truly amazing. j.e.s......

Marc Henauer
Marc Henauer

@Shannon T Hi Shannon, sure it's a funny experience to dive in this lake. Thank you for your comment !

Marc Henauer
Marc Henauer

@Lou Page Graham Thank you very much Lou for your comment !

Marc Henauer
Marc Henauer

@Joy Saldanha In few weeks we must wait until next year to dive again in this lake, thank's for your comment !

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