Sea of colour
📍 The Deep, Hull 🏴
Bubbles popping, coral flowing, fish drifting
Take the time to sit back, relax and watch the sea creatures dance in a mansion of water
The Bucket Shot. - Picked up a camera and learned how to click the shutter button 📷, spent countless hours preparing gear and logistics , travelled 18,380kms via 4 flights 🛫🛫🛫🛫 and 1 amazing boat ride with the @nautilus_liveaboards 🛳 - all those to get a chance and single moment to see these amazing animals. It was humbling and overwhelming to see these giant pacific (6 freakin meters!!!) mantas and interact with them underwater. Earth is indeed amazing! 🌏
This guy flew inside the boat and knocked himself out!! After a quick photo and regaining consciousness he was back on his way, @theocean 😍🐟
FACTS: The Flight Process
The process of taking flight, or gliding, begins by gaining great velocity underwater, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour. Angling upward, the four-winged flying fish breaks the surface and begins to taxi by rapidly beating its tail while it is still beneath the surface. It then takes to the air, sometimes reaching heights over 4 feet (1.2 meters) and gliding long distances, up to 655 feet (200 meters). Once it nears the surface again, it can flap its tail and taxi without fully returning to the water. Capable of continuing its flight in such a manner, flying fish have been recorded stretching out their flights with consecutive glides spanning distances up to 1,312 feet (400 meters). Photo: @dante_captain#flyingfish#flying#fish#fishes#ocean
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Probably Not The Best Idea to be Halfway Out The Cage!🦈
Video courtesy of @bbcearth
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Some amazing footage of an approximately 10 foot male Great White around the cage!
The Males of shark species, in contrast to mammals, tend to be smaller than their Females counterparts. Females tend to be 15-16 feet, while Males average 11-13. It is not entirely understood the evolutionary purpose of this dimorphism, but our best hypothesis is that the females require the extra size for both carrying their young when pregnant, and to be able to both hunt and defend better when carrying.
The Female of the species is more deadly than the Male!