Blue Lake Story in the Polish Diving Magazine

Blue Lake Project Good news for our followers from Poland: article about Blue Lake Project in the Diving Polish Magazine “Nurkowanie” #3 2013. Eight two-page spreads!

“Gdzieś na południu Rosji wznoszą się strome skały, a wysokie góry oślepiają bielą. Rozdzielają je ponure kaniony, którymi pędzą szalone rzeki. Kaniony musiały ustąpić pod naporem wody, więc rzeki stawały się coraz szersze i wypływały swobodnie, przecinając zielone łąki i lasy. Oto Kaukaz.”

National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest

Yay! This needs no comments! Magic World of Blue Lake photo by Viktor Lyagushkin wins  week 3 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest

Mild Radiancy of Stoneworts Algae

Mild Radiancy of StomewortsStoneworts — an ancient class that combines the attributes of algae and higher-order plants — serve as a source of food for waterfowl, especially during autumn migrations.
Wrapped in a weightless veil of cladophoraceae algae —
poetically named mermaid’s hair — stoneworts adorn this 260-meter-deep karst lake, their mild radiancy juxtaposed against the gloomy rock walls of the deep. When exposed to sunlight or strobes, stoneworts start to shed their own light. This phenomenon is known as photoluminescence, and lasts for only a fraction of a second.

HOW I GOT THE SHOT I used a Nikon D3s, 60mm, f/2.8, Subal housing, and two Ikelite DS160 substrobes mounted on the camera.

Where: Blue Lake, Kabardino-Balkaria, Caucasus, Russia
by Viktor Lyagushkin

Look Section, Scuba Diving Magazine (USA) March/April 2013

Victor wins at the festival “Golden Dolphin”

Yay! “Legends of the Caucasus” became the photo-winner in the category “Fresh Water” on the festival “Golden Dolphin” (Moscow, Russia). Congratulations, Victor!

Red Sea Photographer of the Year 2013 News

Congratulations to our team photographer, Victor Lyagushkin! He set the first place in January stage of the competition Photographer of the Year 2013 with his Blue Lake photo, Lady of Orda Cave photo and photo from Lazurny quarry. Wish him good luck for the future!


Posters and Art Prints Are Available!

Dear friends!

Borders, bank systems and post services are not an issue for us anymore.
Now you may order any poster or art print or greeting card with any of our pictures here:


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