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


photos by franco banfi and andrey nekasov of beluga whales swimming under the ice of the white sea, which is a designated whale sanctuary. some of these whales were formerly captive in zoos and marine parks, but have since been reintroduced into the wild after a period of rehabilitation. 

notes andrey, “diving with the belugas is really great because they are so friendly. when we are preparing to dive they pop their heads out and watch everyone getting ready. it’s like they are beckoning you in to come and play.” 

belugas are very social and they form groups of up to 10 animals, although during the summer, they gather in the hundreds or even thousands in estuaries and shallow coastal areas. 

says franco, “belugas are very intelligent, lively and alert. their curiosity toward everything that is unusual or intriguing is evident. encountering a beluga whale that looks you directly in the eye is very touching indeed.” 

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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