Meet the best National geographic photograpers in special National Geographic Russia issue.
There is a great company: David Doubilet, Paul Nicklen and Victor Lyagushkin with photos from Orda Cave, Blue Lake and White Sea.
National Geographic Russia Magazine has published a big article about Blue lake Awareness Project and added a photo with Victor and his photo equipment to the editor-in chief’s word to the reader:
Residents relate the story of a 115-year old man, a member of WWI’s legendary ‘Wild Division’ cavalry, who said the elders of his day called the lake ‘Jinn’s Jar’, referring to powerful, demon-like spirits said to live in vessels shaped like lamps or jars and also because the lake’s shape resembled an inverted jar or lamp with narrowing neck downwards to a lip at its bottom.
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By putting their long necks to good use by ducking underwater and reaching for food at the bottom of a lake these mute swans are showing not just their looks – but also how well adapted they are.
“The newest of technologies gave us an opportunity to measure the depth and define the origins of the lake. What we can say in the most simple of terms is that it is really very deep. Its depth is about 260 metres, making it the second deepest karst lake in the world. Its waters are crystal clear and constantly cold. The temperature of the water in the lake is a steady 9°C. What was also discovered is that there is a river coming out of the lake
and no spring coming in.
According to scientists, there is an underwater cave or caves in the lake where the water comes in from. But where the caves are located at exactly can only be imagined. The exploration of the lake by echo locators and robots was not successful – the information gathered was not good enough and data condition for the task assigned to these technologies was grossly insufficient.
Therefore, in a place where technology cannot function well enough, ironically, only Man will be able to do the task sans the aid of advanced machines. So as the story goes, only a human will now be able to do the primary inspection of the walls, take samples of the water at various extents, collect rock samples from certain depths and take important measurements deep under the water.
That man, who will take samples and make the necessary exploration, will also go deeper than any other diver has gone. This is Martin Robson.”
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Exhibition “Blue Lake Magic World” in the city of Nalchik (Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) welcomed guests all the summer 2012. It raised great interest amongst politicians, government officials and ordinary people. Now it is closed. We were happy to see you there, … Continue reading
During the Blue Lake Awareness Project we made a unique series of underwater photos with swans. It turns that nobody before us did this. Our photos became more and more popular in the world, and one of ‘swan photos’ entered Final in BBC’s Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition in category ‘Birds’.
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