Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.
Former sea pilot-turned-photographer Sergey Larenkov uses his photo manipulation skills to create a collection of intriguing images that merge the past and present. The 41-year-old Russian photographer initially began the project as a hobby, taking an interest in the idea of occupying a space that historical figures and events took place.
Using old, archived photos as his portal to the past, Larenkov told us, “I take all the modern images myself because the most important part is finding the desired point to shoot… It’s very interesting to find the point where another photographer once stood. Suddenly, you see an old world with your very own eyes. You are transported back in time, it’s almost as if you’ve stepped into a time machine. Sometimes, this is scary.”