Divers risked life, swim with anacondas
The famous underwater photographer Franco Banfi plunged into the Amazon and swam near the 8-foot snake to get unique shots.
Extreme Underwater photographer Franco Banfi from Switzerland risked life for the sake of exclusive material and sank to the bottom of the Amazon River in Brazil, to swim with giant anacondas.
Traveler spent 10 days in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul region, during which he was able to capture on camera the six individuals the largest of all existing snakes.
The huge predator quietly led their normal lives, swimming in the murky waters of the river, or basking in the sun after a meal, not paying attention to too emboldened man with a camera.
- Of course, everything is possible, but I do not think that it would have eaten me. Fortunately just swallowed his next prey, and did not look after my second dish for me, the anaconda. I was so close to her that he could touch if he wanted to, of course - Banfi said.
The tropical jungles of the Amazon each year attract thousands of fans of an exotic nature.
- At first it was very scared because I had never before so close did not approach snakes, everyone knows that they are very dangerous. But I realized that nothing would happen, if with respect to these entities. At least, they are big and can observe their reactions and behavior - Franco added.
The largest individual anaconda which ever measured was over 11 meters long, but it has not survived. To date, the longest copy of the 9 meter is contained in the Zoological Society of New York.
In spite of the fact that there is only one authentic case of human death from the attack snakes, anacondas gained fame "eaters" of people largely due to Hollywood films-thrillers.