What Lies Beneath.... Diver Braves the Waters
To Swim With Deadly 26-foot Anaconda
It lurks just
inches below the surface coiled and ready to strike and yet
you wouldn't know it was there.
images show the enormous 26-foot (eight metre) anacondas of Mato
Grosso in Brazil searching for prey in the murky depths.
They were captured
by brave diver and snake enthusiast Franco Banfi, 53, who joined
the beasts in their natural habitat armed only with a camera.
shot, Banfi gets up close to a huge anaconda that is lying on the
riverbank and glistening in the ferocious tropical heat.
for the photographer, it had just gobbled up a capybara rodent and
wasn't interested in devouring him as a second course.
Banfi, a father-of-two
from Switzerland, said: 'As the snake had just eaten it didn't take
much interest in us.
is possible but I don't think it would have eaten us. I was very
close, I could have touched it if I wanted to.'
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