AWESOME Video: "Free Diver" Speargun Hunting At 65 Feet Below Sea Level


Screen Capture:  BBC One Human Planet series video of Bajau fisherman free-diving over 65 feet (20 meters) to catch a fish
Screen Capture From The Video:  Used As A Reference By Artist Matt Levert For His Digital Painting

Hello!

I came across a very cool digital painting on Matt Levert's Concept Art Forum Sketchbook Page.

He mentioned using a video as a reference....and I checked it out.

I'm very glad I did because the video is pretty amazing...and I decided to share it here!

As part of their Human Planet series BBC One filmed Bajau fisherman, Sulbin, free-diving over 65 feet (20 meters) below sea level to catch a fish.

During the dive he holds his breath for two and a half minutes but says he can go as many as five...and to deeper depths as well!

It's amazing to watch him stride across the sea-bed...stalking his prey with a speargun.

Screen Captures:  BBC One Human Planet series video of Bajau fisherman free-diving over 65 feet (20 meters) to catch a fish
Screen Captures From The Video

Near the end of the video he is successful in his hunt and heads back to the surface.


If you're like me, you'll find yourself feeling short of breath as you imagine what it must be like to be at that depth without an oxygen tank.

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As a side note:  You may also get a chuckle when the commentator adds, "Perhaps the idea of humans existing as marine mammals is not so far fetched after all."  Absurdly drawing some kind of parallel between man's ability to swim and hold his breath to humans existing as marine mammals.  : )

Otherwise...the video is mesmerizing...hope you're as enthralled as I was!
 




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