Marcelo Krause has spent quite a bit of time in the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland. Although it has been very well documented and portrayed by books and magazines articles during theses last years, only a few of then, if any, showed the amazing beauty that lays beneath the water surface. I have been working for a few years in a book project called “Pantanal Terra e Agua” – Pantanal Land and Water.
The aim is to show not only the amazing wildlife on land but also the underwater world. This, of course, proved not to be an easy task. First, find a suitable place for diving with minimum water visibility was really hard. Many places have a very small time window for diving that depends entirely on the flood cycle. And then there are the difficulties related in getting diving gear (tanks and compressor) to the destinations.
From the underwater photographer’s perspective I think that what really sets Brazil apart is its freshwater system. There are many opportunities and places to photograph not only in Pantanal, but also in all of the countries 8 drainage basins.
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