Photo of the Day Contest
Mysterious Lagoon by Marcio Cabral
Wednesday, 13th March 2013

Mysterious Lagoon

by Marcio Cabral

Lagoa Misteriosa, which translates as “Mysterious Lagoon”, is a lake at the bottom of a sinkhole, a type of geological formation common in limestone regions. This lake of transparent waters impresses visitors for its incredible depth. It is considered one of the deepest submerged caves in Brazil, with more than 220 meters of water column (maximum depth reached by professional cave diver Gilberto Menezes de Oliveira, in 1998), which explains why is called mysterious.
Equipment: 5dmk2, 15mm, ikelite housing
Marcio Cabral
Marcio Cabral is a landscape photographer based in Brasilia, Brazil, his first contact with photography was about fourteen years ago. He was exposed to landscape photography has since become his passion. Along these years he has gained good recognition including prizes in various photo contests, publications in magazines of tourism and nature and in some books and guides on pictures from Brazil in foreign countries. He also works with spherical panoramas and was the first Brazilian to produce underwater spherical panorama. Nowadays, he is devoted exclusively to make workshops and photographing expeditions within Brazil and out of it.

Mysterious Lagoon by Marcio Cabral was photo of the day on Wednesday, 13th March 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Mountain Girl 67

13th March 2013 at 3:32 am

Wow! That is beautiful, but something like that would scare me to death, and I AM a scuba diver! I’ll just stay right here a view it from the comforts of my room. But very pretty indeed! Underwater photography isn’t easy. Good job!

Pamela North

13th March 2013 at 9:03 am

A beautiful image Marcio

13th March 2013 at 9:26 am

Amazing colours!

James Bond

13th March 2013 at 9:34 am

Really great

13th March 2013 at 10:30 am

Gorgeous; I wish I was diving it.

mary blankenship

13th March 2013 at 11:20 am

That’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


13th March 2013 at 12:09 pm

Just beautiful! Amazing what one can see underwater.


13th March 2013 at 12:48 pm

Welcome to Brazil! i never went to this place, but is one of many worthy places to go on Brazil!

Laura Milholland

13th March 2013 at 4:25 pm

An incredible place and shot!


14th March 2013 at 3:26 am

…wow, what an incredible picture! Keep up the great work.


14th March 2013 at 10:47 am

I love snorkeling. I have done it in both Andaman s and Srilanka. This is indeed breathtaking. I must congratulate Marcio for taking this photograph in such beautiful light which showcases the whole stuff in its enormity and clarity. Plz keep posting more of them. Thankyou.

Anne Egli

21st March 2013 at 3:33 am

Beautiful picture, great shot. Thanks for sharing.

David Martin

28th March 2013 at 4:17 pm

Such peace and beauty captured in a way that mezmerizes and inspires me! Thank you Marcio, you are one of the greats!


7th July 2013 at 2:16 am

Genial. Muito bacana a foto.


14th June 2016 at 10:20 pm

Um espetaculo da natureza, qual o esta que se localiza??

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