Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Pic(k) of the week 49: Skydive Dubai Shark-boat
While attending the 2012 World Parachuting Championship Mondial in Dubai last Monday, I got to photograph some interesting sea based devices in action at the site.
One of them was this $100.000 Shark-boat made by Seabreacher which can reach speeds up to 80km/h above the water surface and 40km/h below. It is propelled by a 260HP Rotax engine which allows it to sustain high speed dives and then breach the surface.
The vectored thrust system mimics the tail articulation of animals like shark and dolphins. Not cheap, but an interesting little toy!
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR2
ISO400, 200mm, f6.3, 1/2500s
RAW conversion in Lightroom 4.3 RC
ColorEfex 4 for contrast adjustment
Remember: " We may have all come in different ships, but we are in the same boat now" - Martin Luther King
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