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Go For a Virtual Swim in a Beautiful Finnish Pond

Who knew a humble puddle could be so pretty beneath the surface?

The pond is the most humble body of water: often vernal in nature, relatively small, and usually not somewhere you’d like to go swimming. This video will change that, as it is taken from the perspective of a snorkeler swimming through Kiikunlähde, a pond in Hollola, Finland. 

Granted, Kiikunlähde is no ordinary pond: its waters are a crystalline, cerulean blue even viewed from land, but this video shows that it is even more beautiful in the hidden world beneath its surface. 

You almost expect to come upon a mermaid or a Grindylow as the camera turns each corner; certainly neither would look out of place.

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