1st Place - Cold Water Category



Best of Show, 1st Place Cold Water

Viktor Lyagushkin


Diver under the ice in Russia

Trip package to Walindi, Loloata and the MV FeBrina liveaboard


Canon 7D, Canon 10-22mm lens @11mm

F4, ISO 200m 1/30th

"The photograph was taken near Ekaterinburg, Russia. Lazurny is an old neglected quarry, totally filled with ground waters. Pine trees and bushes on its bottom remain green for many years underwater.  In winter the quarry is covered with thick ice and snow. The circles and rays on ice “sky” are manmade. According to Russian ice diving standards the snow should be removed from the ice in such strange manner to let divers orientate themselves beneath the ice and easily find their way back."

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