Franco Banfi

A swiss diver, captured these pictures of one of the six anacondas he saw on his 10 day trip to Mato Grosso in Brazil. This one was about 26-feet long.

"At the first moment it’s scary because you don’t know the animal and everybody says it’s dangerous. ‘But after a while you understand that nothing happens if you respect the snake. ‘I have never been so close to a snake like this before. But I think a small poisonous snake is more scary than a big one. At least you can see the anacondas clearly and know what they’re doing." - Franco Banfi


In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures by KADHIM SHUBBER

For centuries we’ve looked to the stars, dreaming of the weird and alien worlds that exist beyond the confines of Earth. But beneath the sea live creatures so utterly strange, hideous and fantastical, they might as well have landed here from a different planet.

Photographer Franco Banfi snapped these incredible images while leading a group of divers in the White Sea near Karelia, northern Russia. The mystical creatures he photographed range from strange-looking shrimp to flower-like to alien-like jellyfish.

"Some of the creatures I pictured definitely look like aliens from another world," said Franco.

The “sea angel”, a swimming sea slug, is most beautiful of the deap sea animals he snapped — not exactly a tough contest to be fair. Mostly transparent, the sea angel’s internal organs appear to glow brightly in the image.

"I dedicated the dive to look for [the sea angel]," said Franco. "It was only after 30 minutes of swimming under the ice when I was almost ready to give up, I spotted it." 

source: wired

photo source: Franco Banfi

Road Trip Playlist!!

1. Olive Green – Joe Banfi
2. Benjamin Twine – George Ezra
3. Oliver James – Fleet Foxes
4. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
5. Perth – Bon Iver
6. Hopeless Wanderer – Mumford and Sons
7. The Fear – Ben Howard
8. Ms – Alt-J
9. Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka
10. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
11. Holiday – Vampire Weekend
12. Youth - Daughter


Joe Banfi with Bear’s Den - Don’t save me (Haim cover)

To the lovely anon asking about artists similar to Roo Panes, here, have a megapost x

Sooooooo, here it goes. I worked really hard on this, hope you find some new music you might like x

First of all, I just HAVE to mention Ben Howard, idk, its super easy to link their music, even Roo likes his music.Pete Roe is one of the best things that have ever happened to planet earth, really, you have to be SATAN to dislike his music. James Vincent McMorrow has an amaazing raspy voice and his debut album is a masterpiece (and he’s just released his second!). Johnny Flynn is probably the most talented person ever in everything he does and plays lots of interesting instruments. Foy Vance is super talented and released an album this year, seriously recommended!!!. Big Fin plays with an adorable finger-picking and he’s really funny, he’s also Dry The River’s guitar tech so he’s kinda the coolest guy ever. Jacko Hooper, is amazing with the lethal sweet voice-incredibly strong lyrics combination (he’s on Tumblr!!) Joe Banfi,is just ridiculous, it doesn’t make sense how talented he is. Nathaniel Rateliff,is the kind of singer songwriter that seems cute but then his music can like tear down a temple. Marcus Foster,is fab too and Matt Corby is like the kind of people you’re just happy to share planet earth with. The Tallest Man on Earth, god how can I even explain how much I love his music, Roo himself like his music. Jose Gonzalez could fit here too and KeATON HENSON!!! And Fink!


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Reign: the soundtrack (so far)


♔ scotland - wesley jeremiah/the lumineers ♔girl you’re alright - paul otten ♔charlie boy - the lumineers ♔ back to you - twin forks ♔ follow - crystal fighters ♔ the loved ones - sanders bohlke ♔ flowers in your hair - the lumineers ♔ give up the ghost - rosi golan & johnny mcdaid ♔ wistful thinking - a. void & david young ♔ final days - matt wilcox ♔ navigate - band of skulls ♔ roots - the melodic ♔ pompeii - bastille ♔ simple desire - all mankind ♔ wasting my young years - london grammar ♔ by your side - alex & sam ♔ beautiful day - joshua radin ♔ i followed fires - matthew and the atlas ♔ blame - nik ammar & oliver jackson ♔ run boy run - woodkid ♔ metal & dust - london grammar ♔ hide & seek - claire guerreso ♔ more than an arms reach - adurn ♔ don’t you give up on me - milo greene ♔ with you - dan gautreau & wolfgang black ♔ fingers n thumbs - jim davies & martin jackson ♔ the king of norway the donnies the amys ♔ the call- ruu campbell ♔ silent treatment - the joy formidable (william orbit mix) ♔ tookah- emiliana torrini ♔ bottled up tight- luke sital-singh ♔ nomads- joe banfi ♔

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