See wild animals-predators in their natural environment is always aroused the attention and mild chills in many people. But swimming and shooting predators rise in everyone adrenaline, fear of unexpected reactions that carry in their genes. Here are some rare photos recorded where people still muster. For some, it just seems to work.
Swimming in the Crocodile
As prehistoric predators, crocodiles have a fearsome man-eating reputation, but little is known of their behaviour underwater in the wild. Now scientists are risking their lives to study the reptiles in their natural habitat. But can it ever be safe to dive with a crocodile?
They have been around for more than 100 million years, but much crocodile behaviour remains a mystery, as they spend around 80% of their lives underwater.
Nile crocodiles can grow up to 6m long, live up to 100 years old, and weigh up to half a tonne. Fully grown crocs have the strongest bite of any animal, and they are indiscriminate about what they eat - wildebeest, fish or humans.
Swimming with Anaconda
It lurks just inches below the surface coiled and ready to strike - and yet you wouldn't know it was there.These remarkable images show the enormous 26-foot (eight metre) anacondas of Mato Grosso in Brazil searching for prey in the murky depths.
An anaconda is a large, non-venomous snake found in tropical South America. Although the name actually applies to a group of snakes, it is often used to refer only to one species in particular, the common or green anaconda, Eunectes murinus, which is one of the largest snakes in the world.
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.
Say cheese! Banfi, 53, goes up close to take an underwater shot of one of the anacondas. He saw six huge female snakes during his time in Brazil.
Swimming with Shark
The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. The great white shark is mainly known for its size, with the largest individuals known to have approached or exceeded 6 m (20 ft) in length, and 2,268 kg (5,000 lb) in weight. This shark reaches its maturity around 15 years of age and can have a life span of over 30 years.
Divers pose face-to-face with the predators WITHOUT any protective gear
She described her dance with the massive animal, saying how in the beginning she watched ‘the shark acknowledge and observe me, while I peacefully and calmly allowed it to swim towards me, and then experiencing it accepting my touch, allowing me to dorsal and tail ride,’ in her description of the experience.
The shark lover wants to challenge the misconceptions people have about the oceanic predators
Commonly thought of as the most voracious man-eating predators of the seas, these creatures actually need to gain confidence in their visitors from the surface before approaching them.Tail-riding through the ocean on the back of a great white shark Ocean Ramsey looks relaxed as she smiles confidently.The stunning show of bravery is even more impressive considering she is swimming with one of the world's most feared ocean predators without protection
A diver takes a swim next to a great white shark in “Disneynature: Oceans.”
Swimming with Orcas
Ingrid Visser swims with orca for her research
The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas.
Killer whales as a species have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals such as sea lions, seals, walruses, and even large whales. Killer whales are regarded as apex predators, lacking natural predators.
If a baby orca is in the pack, swimming with them is illegal
One eager man was seen snorkelling with them as they rounded the harbour side of the Miramar Peninsula – something which is against the law if a juvenile orca was present.
Bonus-Swimming with Hippo
Is that a vegetarian diet, but can be very dangerous to man. Brave: Penny's daughter Holly learned to take calculated risks when living in South Africa, such as swimming with this hippo.
The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, from the ancient Greek for "river horse" (ἱπποπόταμος), is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae (the other is the pygmy hippopotamus). After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third largest type of land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl.