“Swimming with the elephant near the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, it was terrifying moment, but one of the best in terms of beauty and experience. “
Ali Bin Thalith grew up in Dubai. As a child, he was drawn all the time in the sea, and often view movies of the famous Jacques Cousteau predetermined his fate: he was the underwater photographer.
Look at the interesting marine life, as well as talk about the elephants and swimming with sharks.
The first chamber appeared at Ali Bin Thalith in 18 years, but underwater photography he started only 10 years later, when his brother offered to take pictures of the floating near the island of gazelles.
“One of my best dives were on the tiny island of Sipadan in Malaysia. I just finished my first dive, when suddenly there was a lizard, which has decided to rest on our equipment. The lizard was very tired, and we took her to the island. ”
Swimming and Diving with Elephants and Sharks by Ali Bin Thalith:
3. “Sharks usually give you to understand that this is their place, their territory, and all that is happening now – the game.”
4. Sharks rarely attack people, the more they eat. According to these fish people “tasteless.” Attack usually weak and sick animals that can not catch prey and nimbler tastiest.
5. yellow boxfish – sea fish of the family unit Kuzovkova Tetraodontiformes. Body Shape Kuzovkov-cube, due to its low coefficient of aerodynamic drag, formed the basis of the appearance of the concept car 2005 Mercedes-Benz Bionic.
8. Coconut octopus. Korotkorukie octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus), living in the western Pacific Ocean, safeguard themselves against the dangers of a very unusual way. So, this kind of octopus builds for himself a shelter of coconut shell. First, these are the two shellfish coconut shell in the sand of the ocean floor. Clear each shell on the sand with water jets, they stack them into each other. A sensing danger, octopus immediately hide in the resulting structure, as in the sink.
Previously, these octopuses use empty shells of mollusks, but in the process of development began to use lighter material, namely the shell of a coconut.
9. A pair of mandarin near the coral reef near the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
11. Atlantic Tunas often weigh 400 kg and can fly at a speed of 70 km / h.
12. Circulation of horse mackerel in the tropical waters.
13. Karakatitsevidny squid in the Philippines.
14. Type of orange fish from the family pomacentridae. Because of their coloration is called ‘clown’. The inhabitants of the coral reefs of Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Melanesia, Micronesia, on the north coast of Australia to the Ryukyu Islands.
In addition to bright colors and small size of clown fish are also very interesting behavior. One of the main distinguishing features of behavior amfiprionov, their symbiosis with sea anemones, like bright colors. The vast majority of coral fish do not swim close to the sea this color, and that is a good reason: the tentacles of anemones are poisonous. In the event of danger instantly clown fish hiding among the deadly tentacles of sea anemones. And contact with poisonous tentacles does not bring them any harm.
15. Fish crocodile. Patient and admit to yourself closely, but the danger of sails for a few meters, or buried in the sand.
16. masterfully disguised shrimp. In the center, on the left.
17. “When the approach to these creatures, you should submit them different signals that you are not dangerous for them.”
18. Octopus in Indonesia.
19. Anemonovaya shrimp. Kakzhe her name is “sexy shrimp” because of the unusual movements of the body.
20. The question of “able to do swim elephants?” Is simple enough. All members of the family of elephant, like the overwhelming majority of the representatives of mammals, know how to swim well, although sometimes doing it reluctantly.
This frame photograph of Ali Bin Thalith said it was a terrifying time, but also one of the best in terms of beauty and experience.