15 January, 2012

Dive with Anacondas
hits the web and goes viral

The story about diving with anacondas
was today's main subject on the local news...
(screen capture from g1.globo.com

About two days ago, some Facebook friend found and commented about the pictures that I took in Aug 2010 of a team of photographers diving with anacondas here in Bonito (Brazil). The photos ended up on my wall and - for some reason that I'm still trying to understand - had hundreds of hits during the last 48 hours, much more than when I originally posted them.

And so I got a call from G1 (Globo), Brazil's #1 news portal, who wanted more information to publish an article using the pictures. I agreed as long as there was no sensationalism, that the text had an educational approach to demystify these snakes.

... and featured as a highlight at Globo.com,
Brazil's major news portal.
(screen capture from globo.com website)

Today the story was published and is going viral, since it was featured nationwide on the main pages of Globo.com and G1, besides being the day's main article at G1's regional portal in Mato Grosso do Sul State. The best of all is that the regional team of G1 did a wonderful job and strictly followed my recommendation and remarks about the text that should follow the images. A goal for environmental education and awareness!