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USA, Washington. Night haze and the characteristic sounds inherent in a pond. So it is, this Little White-Salmon is a mountain river with all the relevant attributes: fast wayward course, treacherous rapids and steep waterfalls. But what is it? The darkness is cut by the luminous silhouette of a man whose location indicates that he is in the middle of the river. It floats, and the lighting gradually changes color, and now – a person in a boat is right on the edge of the waterfall and … a bright spot breaks down. What was it? An extravagant way to pass away? A colorful show? A bold act, as a result of some crazy bet? Moreover, everything that happens is filmed and uploaded to the Web. No, everything is not so tragic and, in fact, is a professional athlete who is the most ordinary in essence and extraordinary in execution and conception of a river rafting. Continue reading
Ichthyander, the hero of the story of the same name by Alexander Belyaev, is familiar to many. He could be under water indefinitely, playing with dolphins, but nowhere in this literary work does he mention that he was engaged in any activity under water. He saw amazing underwater worlds, but could not convey to anyone his impressions of them.
The first person known in history to paint landscapes under water was the Irishman W.H. Pritchard. He was born in 1866, lived for 90 years and all his life portrayed the underwater world. His paintings were a great success, they were readily acquired. Pritchard had many followers in the 20th century. One of them is Andre Laban, who worked in the team of Jacques Yves Cousteau, for 21 years. He was a chemist by education, so he developed a composition that makes the canvas suitable for work in water. Continue reading