Frozen in time: Explore an underwater farm in Norway hauntingly preserved for 100 years


posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM EDT


For adventure photographers, diving is often one of the more thrilling photographic excursions they can experience. There is something visually distinct and special about underwater photography. In the case of Norwegian photographer/videographer Lars Korvald, he travelled to Norway’s own Atlantis, a lake called Lygnstøylvatnet

The lake was formed in 1908 after a mountain, Keipen, cracked and caused a massive rockslide. The rocks created a dam in the valley, which led to the valley flooding and forcing the people who lived there to evacuate, leaving behind a farm. The over 100 years old farm has been hauntingly preserved in the depths of the lake, creating an alluring destination for Scandinavian divers.

Korvald has captured photo and video from three dives in Lygnstøylvatnet, some of which you can see below, and it offers a surreal look back in time.

To see more of Lars’s underwater work from Lygnstøylvatnet, visit this article at DIY Photography. You can see more of Korvald’s work at his website and by following him on Instagram.

(Seen via DIY Photography)

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