Are you afraid of sharks? Will you go diving with them? Perhaps swimming? Swimming with sharks on Bali and paying money for it: does it sound like fun or a crazy idea?
Sharks are top predators of the ocean. And to many it sounds like: they eat everything that moves and no other predator eats them. That’s not true. Sharks have many enemies, and humans are the most dangerous of them. As Paul Friese, the founder of Shark Nursery, explains it, fishermen catch anything they see in the water. And if it happens to be a shark… well, the best way is they eat one. At least it’s been put to a good use. In many cases fins are cut and shark is thrown back in the sea. But on Bali the outcome might be even more upsetting: the sharks are taken to Jimbaran market, sold for precious little money as by-catch, used as promotional material during the day and thrown in the rubbish as the day ends.
What do you know about the Moomins? These are interesting creatures from Tove Jansson books, right? Wrong 🙂 Moomins are the manatees! Or, you can say, manatees are the only possible direct prototypes of the Moomins. My experience in the Crystal River, Florida, swimming right next to the manatees has been every day proving that my guess is right.
Winter is coming…
Well, but it is 🙂 and so is X-mas. And I thought, well, it’s great when you can share your love and passion to ocean with your friends. And it’s easy now!
New calendars with fish portraits, dolphins and other animals, greeting cards and much more is waiting for you here:
Marine calendars 2014
iPhone and iPod cases
…and much more!
Photo for the award winning documentary “Adopted by Dolphins” by Ulf Marquardt.
Frodo, Ferdy’s son, with his mom and nis nurse Raya.
I can’t write here a comprehensive guide to Yucatan cenotes, for I’ve seen them for 3 days only, but I would like to share here my impressions with you. In short: it was amazing! Unlike anything I’ve experienced before underwater. Peaceful and beautiful, mysterious and relaxing, inspiring and absolutely mesmerizing.
Today is a big day! Finally I’ve managed to put some of my favorite photos on sale at RedBubble. Follow the links and you can buy postcards, prints and even calendars for 2014 with my photos.
Three days in cenotes gave me the most exciting memories for the whole Mexico-Belize trip. They are simply marvellous.
It looks just like raining stones when you dive in some mexican cenotes.
The most beautiful sea in the world: strong and striking.