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Electrophorus electricus - head, Caquetá,Colombia This night tour&#039;s theme was &quot;reckless actions&quot;, such as being at touch distance with a Brazilian Wandering Spider, paper wasp nest, and as highlight the discovery of this electric eel. I had to stand right next to it in the shallow water to photograph it as I only had my macro kit with me.<br />
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It&#039;s debatable how dangerous this really is. It depends on their size (this one is 1m). A maximum voltage shock can definitely stun a human enough to make them go into cardiac arrest and drown, although this rarely happens.<br />
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It&#039;s debatable how dangerous this really is. It depends on their size (this one is 1m). A maximum voltage shock can definitely stun a human enough to make them go into cardiac arrest and drown, although this rarely happens.<br />
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Electrophorus electricus - head, Caquetá,Colombia

This night tour's theme was "reckless actions", such as being at touch distance with a Brazilian Wandering Spider, paper wasp nest, and as highlight the discovery of this electric eel. I had to stand right next to it in the shallow water to photograph it as I only had my macro kit with me.

It's debatable how dangerous this really is. It depends on their size (this one is 1m). A maximum voltage shock can definitely stun a human enough to make them go into cardiac arrest and drown, although this rarely happens.

Electrophorus electricus, Caquetá,Colombia This night tour's theme was "reckless actions", such as being at touch distance with a Brazilian Wandering Spider, paper wasp nest, and as highlight the discovery of this electric eel. I had to stand right next to it in the shallow water to photograph it as I only had my macro kit with me.<br />
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It's debatable how dangerous this really is. It depends on their size (this one is 1m). A maximum voltage shock can definitely stun a human enough to make them go into cardiac arrest and drown, although this rarely happens.<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. Very happy that you survived this encounter. And, your description of it in your travel report comes to mind and makes me laugh.."Should be fine". Posted 2 months ago
    1. For anyone wondering, scroll down to September 9th:
      https://ferdychristant.com/colombia-2022-travel-report-977b9c23542e
      Posted 2 months ago
      1. Posted 2 months ago
        1. Lol, perfect. Posted 2 months ago

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The electric eel is a South American electric fish, and the only species in its genus. Despite the name, it is not an eel, but rather a knifefish.

Similar species: Neotropical Knifefishes
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Dec 2, 2022. Captured Sep 9, 2022 21:25 in 67F7XC3H+V6.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm