Underwater photographer Alexander Safonov from Voronezh in 1998 lived in Asia, and in 2004 began experimenting with underwater photography. His favorite animals – sharks, he says to them, it’s a combination of beauty and danger.
The works of Alexander Safonov received several prestigious awards and been published in various publications around the world.
Photos: Alexander Safonov
Morus – genus of sea birds of the family olushevyh. Genus consists of three kinds. Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) is the largest seabird in the North Atlantic, a wingspan of up to 2 meters:
Dolphins. dolphin brain size in relation to the size of their body is much larger than that of chimpanzees:
Marine fish, sailfish , South Africa. The adults grow to a length of 3.5 meters and a mass of about 100 kg. Glider is an active predator and one of the fastest fish in the world – can reach speeds of up to 100 km / h:
Dolphins are on the hunt , South Africa:
Stingrays. Most stingrays live in the sea water, but there are a few freshwater species. One of the best known species is the manta rays (Manta birostris). The large size of the family of rays reach orlyakovyh whose wingspan can reach 2.5 meters and length – up to five meters:
Carpal vobbegong or carpet shark. difficult to identify in this being a relative rapid marine predators:
Mantis shrimp. This bright and colorful sea dweller has a reputation as a fighter, able to withstand even bigger opponents. This animal called a sea mantis shrimp, according to some he is the champion of the world by force of impact in the category of minimum weight * maximum acceleration. Powerful forelimbs able to strike like a hammer hundredths of a second, so they break the thick calcareous shells or shell chitin skeletons opponents. Extracts and too curious divers on a finger or a hapless photographer on a glass lens underwater case. Unique highly sensitive eyes always find where poudachnee hit, so this pouvazhitelnee cancers:
Morus kind of seabird family olushevyh grabbed a fish from a school:
Gray short-tailed shark , South Africa. This large shark reaching 3.3 m in length. They have characteristic narrow, hooked upper teeth, painting an even copper-colored, due to which these sharks have English name of copper shark – “Copper shark”:
Gray short-tailed shark. rapid and active sharks are found alone, in pairs or loosely organized groups with up to hundreds of individuals:
Hammerhead shark, the Cocos Islands. The main feature of the family of hammerhead sharks is the shape of their head – it is quite an unusual shape – in the form of a hammer, T-shaped. It is believed that the shape of the hammer, which we are witnessing now head sharks acquired gradually over millions of years:
Fish sailboat – the fastest aquatic animal:
The whale shark , the Galapagos Islands. It is the largest of the currently existing species of sharks, as well as the largest of the modern fish. Its size reaches at least 12-14 meters, possibly up to 20 m:
Manta ray, or giant sea devil . It is the largest of the rays, the width of the body of individuals up to 7 meters, and the weight of large specimens – up to 2.5 tons:
Black Manta :
Bull shark . Body length subspecies of sea-bull shark reaches 3.5 meters.