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Under the Hole, the door to the mesophotic zone, under an arch in natural light at a depth of 60 metres. Mayotte

© Gabriel Barathieu / Biosphoto

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Image size: 13440x8960 pixels (44.8"x29.9" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2021-12-26

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Située sur le banc de l'Iris, au nord de l'île de Mayotte, cette magnifique arche est connue de très peu de plongeurs. L'accès y est difficile, de par l'éloignement des côtes mais aussi par le très fort courant marin qui se trouve dans cette zone. Lors de cette exploration, nous étions quatre plongeurs dont trois étaient en circuit ouvert et moi en recycleur à circuit fermé. Pour réaliser cette photo, j'ai du attendre que mes compères s'éloignent de l'arche pour rester seul à 60 mètres de profondeur dans ce lieu aux allures psychédéliques perdu au milieu de l'océan. Seulement quelques secondes après leur départ, un requin gris de récif est venu planer dans le bleu à l'aplomb de l'arche.

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Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish

Animal / Wild animal / Chordate / Vertebrate / Fish (animal) / Cartilaginous fish / Elasmobranchii / Shark / Requiem shark (Carcharhinus sp) / Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean / Mozambique Channel

Species / Species particularity / Risky species / Injurious species

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species

December

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Near Threatened species (IUCN) NT

Earth's crust / Landform / Natural arch

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish / Coral reef fish

Earth's crust / Geological formation / Cave

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

Area / Naturalness / Natural area

Africa / Comoro Islands / Mayotte

Colour / Blue

Light effect / Backlighting

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Silhouette

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Area / Marine area / Reef / Coral reef

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Landscape

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Gnathostomata / Chondrichthyes / Elasmobranchii / Euselachii / Selachii / Carcharhiniformes / Carcharhinidae / Carcharhinus

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