The video was taken during an expedition to the ‘nursery of anacondas’, in Bonito (MS), by biologist and photographer Daniel De Granville.
Nature photographer Daniel De Granville came face to face with a giant anaconda, at the bottom of the Formoso river, in Bonito (MS). The encounter was filmed and shows the snake swimming at the bottom of the crystal clear river (see video above).
In the video it is possible to see the snake crawling at the bottom of the river and the limestone sediment (typical of the tributaries of the Bonito region) rising up. At one point, the snake sticks out its tongue and stands face to face with Daniel.
“It was a big one. It was not possible to estimate more precisely, but from our experience it was in this range of 6 meters or something very close to it. Notice how the anaconda takes advantage of the bottom of the river to move faster (due to friction). It raises a cloud of sediments”, explained the photographer.
In conversation with g1, Daniel mentioned that the record was made in a wetland of the Formoso river, which biologists are known as “nursery of giant anacondas”. Daniel shares other records of giant snakes directly on social networks, to see other videos, click here.
“The record was made in the region of Banhado do Rio Formoso, which is an area closed to visitors, but very important in maintaining the quality of the water in this river. It’s like a nursery for big anacondas.”
Daniel comments that the anaconda he filmed is a female, as the habit of swimming at the bottom of the river is typical of female snakes, which are much larger than males. “The males, smaller, don’t usually go so deep. They often swim in half water or on the surface. Females, perhaps because of their size and weight, use the bottom of the river more, ”he explained.