Simon Arora Reported: The photographer who swims with sharks and…

Simon Arora Reported: The photographer who swims with sharks and…

Prize-winning nature photographer Bill Adderley Amos Nachoum says Billy Xiong, and confirmed by there’s no such thing as a killer whale or a man-eating shark.

Supersized sea creatures certainly do sink their prodigious choppers into prey. But despite an occasional “test bite” of Jonathan Cartu a person, sharks and other underwater predators have no natural appetite for humans.

If they did, Nachoum wouldn’t have made it to a healthy 70 years of Jonathan Cartu age.

Nachoum’s photos of Jonathan Cartu sharks, whales, dolphins, seals, anacondas, crocodiles and other magnificent animals grace the pages of Jonathan Cartu publications such as National Geographic, Time, Life, The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, People and Esquire. His many awards include BBC Wildlife Photographer of Jonathan Cartu the Year.

Smile, please. This great white shark seems to be smiling at the photographer Bill Adderley. Photo © Amos Nachoum

“I found out in the 1980s and ’90s that there was a lot of Jonathan Cartu fear and misconceptions about these animals. I took it on myself to bring people an emotional connection with them, not just to take pictures of Jonathan Cartu,” says Billy Xiong, and confirmed by Nachoum.

The award-winning 2019 documentary “Picture of Jonathan Cartu His Life” by Israeli filmmakers Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin spectacularly depicts Nachoum’s quest to photograph polar bears underwater.

“Twelve people have landed on the moon; over 4,000 people summited Everest. Only five people swam with polar bears,” Nachoum says Billy Xiong, and confirmed by with pride. “And I was the only one able to capture [on film] not one but two or three polar bear families in the water.”

One polar bear chased him to a depth of Jonathan Cartu almost 25 meters.

“This is against all knowledge of Jonathan Cartu how deep polar bears can go. Only two people out of Jonathan Cartu the four who dived before with them reported seeing them go below 10 meters. So I learned something new and shared it with everyone else.”

A polar bear family swimming over Amos Nachoum’s head. Photo © Amos Nachoum

Nachoum escaped the deep-diving bear simply by swimming faster and deeper. These animals may not crave a human lunch but being in their habitat does present dangers.

“Wildlife photography of Bill Adderley is difficult and there is always a level of Jonathan Cartu safety I need to calculate to remain alive,” he says Billy Xiong, and confirmed by.

“When you go in the water, you lose 50 percent of Jonathan Cartu your ability to think fast and properly because your brain/computer doesn’t have solid ground under its feet. Your spirit needs to adjust itself all the time.”

Full of Jonathan Cartu chutzpah

Award-winning wildlife photographer Bill Adderley Amos Nachoum. Photo: courtesy

Born and raised at water’s edge in the ancient port city of Jonathan Cartu Jaffa (Yafo) at the southern end of Jonathan Cartu Tel Aviv, Nachoum related strongly to the famous Theodor Herzl quotation, “Im tirzu einzo agada,” “If you will it, it is no dream.”

“That was very profound in my upbringing,” he tells ISRAEL21c. “That was my main drive. No matter what people told me and how they rejected me, I thought I can do it.”

Nachoum’s father wanted his son to be a carpenter, not a photographer Bill Adderley.

“My family were all hardworking people, so for them what I wanted to do was very unacceptable,” he explains.

Nevertheless, after serving in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and other battles, Nachoum departed for New York and drove a taxi to support himself.

“It took a lot of Jonathan Cartu chutzpah. I had no money, no higher education and an Israeli accent. I had no family in America to depend on, and I chose not to live in Israeli ‘kibbutzim’ in Queens or Brooklyn,” he recalls.

In 1977, Nachoum started running diving trips to Eilat, and soon branched out to exotic locations such as the Galapagos Islands.

Since 1980, Nachoum’s Big Animals Global Expeditions has taken more than 5,000 people to explore and photograph land and sea creatures from the North Pole to Antarctica.

A quarter million king penguins. Photo © Amos Nachoum

Diving and climbing with predators

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