AZORES 3D – Part 1 - Sharks, Whales, Manta Rays

Country, year: Germany, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Director: Norbert Vander
Time: 53
Format: FULL HD 1980x1080, 16:9, 3D & HD version
Blue sharks swim majestically through the ocean and sperm whales, the giants of the seas, raise their young directly off the shores. Mantas glide silently, like oversized birds through the waters, passing huge swarms of fish on their way. The movements of these largest of all rays are nothing short of majestic. They are all attracted by “upwelling”, a unique effect caused by the clash of ocean currents and underwater obstacles, thereby flushing food from the depths of the sea into the upper regions. In addition, the viewer is presented with subterranean volcanoes, sunken villages and monumental reefs. These are the components of a unique natural spectacle beneath the waves, which can only be found on the Azores. Our film crew explored this world. The 3-D film “Sharks, Whales, Manta Rays” takes viewers on a journey to the enchanting underwater world of the Azores. Diving with sharks and whales becomes a thrilling experience in which one feels as if one were actually part of it all. When the manta swims towar