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Decades ago, famed Australian ocean experts and cinematographers Valerie Taylor and her husband Ron began swimming the oceans, studying marine life.
Ron captured hours of footage of Valerie sharing special bonds with different aquatic species, but one of the more incredible moments was her unique relationship with a spotted moral eel named Honey.
When the two first met in 1974 at Honey’s home near Banda Island, Indonesia, the eel was very timid around Valerie.
But after a few years, something changed.
“She didn’t just come out. She swam around me, she swam between my legs, she nuzzled my face, and I thought this is amazing,” Valerie says in the video posted by the Central Florida Aquarium Society. “And after that, we have been great friends, and now when she sees me coming… and I might not see her for a year (once I didn’t see her for three years!), this thing comes out across the sand, and comes over to me and hugs and loves… there is no doubt in my mind that eel really likes me.”…
Text from Youtube:
On April 4th 2015, we witnessed this shark approach our shark feed and ASK for help to remove a rope that was tight around her throat! We thankfully succeeded and now have named this lovely lady, ‘Lucy’! We hope to see a lot more of her. Watch the amazing footage of the shark rescue here!!!
Huawei cell phone commercial shot in The Bahamas by Eddy Raphael, Sherman Johnson and directed by Juriaan Booij. Awarded Best Cinematography at the Ciclope Film Advertising Awards in Berlin 2015.
Words from The Shark Dancer Cristina Zenato:
Touch is how I communicate with my sharks. From the combined amazing work of art of Juriaan Booij and Underwater cameraman Eddy Raphael a short story of my life and passion and my relationship with them.