Posts Tagged underwater model
Here’s a popular page from the original blog – it received more comments than any other subject. For more bird watching look in the folder category ”underwater models”.
It survived for a year or so. Sunfish were so unusual at the time, and underwater photographs even more unique, we had just had to make the effort and swim with this one.
Pictured is Valerie Taylor as she gently guides the disc-shaped fish soon after it was captured.
Valerie Taylor began as a commercial artist with The Silver Jacket, (a favorite of many teenagers including myself); then a stage actress before becoming the diving celebrity that has given her vast international recognition and fame.
Her artistic talents are back in use with beautiful water colour paintings of white pointer sharks.
November 2005 was Valerie’s 70th birthday. This picture was recently signed.
As for sunfish they have more recently been found and filmed in groups of up to a dozen, in cooler to cold water overseas.
They are still rare to photograph and always a very interesting one.
Sometimes the dorsal fin, rising high above water is mistaken by boating people as belonging to a giant shark.
(updated 5 September 2010)