Timeless Baja is proud to present a new collaboration with Claudia Capodarte with whom the important “ Wildlife Expeditions” project will be launched.
Claudia Capodarte, known to television audiences for her numerous sea adventures, appearing in documentaries, and considered by the press a “Lady Shark” or “Lady Squalo”.
Few women in the world have this name and Claudia is one of these, it means that she is able to communicate with sharks, to caress them and interact with them without any fear. In this way, she has been able to study the extraordinary behavior of these predators among the most feared by man and show that they are not sea monsters but rather sensitive and intelligent creatures. Also attracted by the jungle, Claudia arrived in the Amazon where she met a real “Tarzan” who lives in symbiosis with wildlife. Under his guidance, Claudia ran into the legendary giant anaconda where she caressed the world’s largest snake. Through the story telling and the videos of her interactions with the rarest species, this special explorer brings adults and children closer to the sea and animals in a unique way that arouses astonishment and transmits positive messages. At the Rome Auditorium, 600 children brought by schools are enthralled by these true stories and are taken back by her ability to caress the sharks.
At the age of 15, Claudia began to dive into the different seas of the world in search of the giants of the sea that are attracted by ancestral calls, she seemed to hear the echo of the whales and the sounds of dolphins under that surface full of mysteries. But to be accepted by sea creatures, one must become one of them, as suggested by Jacques Cousteau. So, Claudia studied the movements of dolphins and invented a sort of aquatic dance that reveals the most secret part of the ocean, the behavior of giants towards man. Press and television follow her exploits when she moves like a dolphin among these “good” giants: whales, sharks, dugongs, whale sharks, belugas, and mantas; all surrounded by fish that dance with her.
Many stories have been launched by the news, newspapers and news agencies, revealing that Claudia was the first woman to make friends with a 20-meter whale in the Mediterranean, with the tiger shark, with belugas in the Arctic and with over 100 sharks without protection. More than 150 documentaries have transmitted Claudia as an icon of the sea, as she drags an increasingly numerous and fascinated audience from its enterprises for the search for animals. The arrival of the humpback whales with their calves in a corner of the Pacific allows them to live her a unique experience, where Claudia danced towards a 9-meter whale that imitated her movements and no longer wanted to be separate from her. A manatee in the waters of Mexico has mistaken her even for a female of its species as if she were a siren among the Sirenids , the species to which dugongs and manatees belong. The call of wildlife also comes from terrestrial species.
Attracted by the jungle, Claudia arrived in the Amazon where she met a real “Tarzan” who lives in symbiosis with wildlife. Under his guidance, Claudia ran into the legendary giant anaconda where she caressed the world’s largest snake. Through the story telling and the videos of her interactions with the rarest species, this special explorer brings adults and children closer to the sea and animals in a unique way that arouses astonishment and transmits positive messages. At the Rome Auditorium, 600 children brought by schools are enthralled by the stories of what they believe to be a true and are taken back by her ability to caress the sharks.
NATURE IN A FILM:
With hundreds of different experiences for the search of creatures and giants, Claudia has found herself exploring nature on the islands, in the forests and in the savannahs, consisting of breathtaking sceneries where the most elusive species roam like the jaguar, the Tasmanian devil, the Asian leopard, the pink boa, the giant bat and the hanging snakes. In particular, she has found herself on the search for the “eyes” of the jungle in the most ancient forests where the descendants of the Eldorado survive in the cyclopean ruins. This is where Claudia found herself fascinated by the wisdom of indigenous peoples and their symbiosis with natural environments. It was in the remains of a temple on a wild island that the giant pigeon appeared; the ancestor of the pigeons believed it to be extinct, so it was the beginning of new adventures in search of lost worlds. The ecological projects to recall the “prehistoric” species in their original environment lead Claudia to the heart of the Indian Ocean.
A night on the island comes alive with unknown sounds like a concert of trumpets, which are prehistoric insects returning to their restored forest. This is the ocean where Claudia came to face up with one of largest moray eel ever encountered, almost three meters long, with a look that hypnotizes, and a new sensational friendship filmed for TV. It is in this ocean where the lost paradise is found in the canyon of another island whose walls are perforated by large caves; where the giant tortoises populate this secret valley that holds the remains of their ancestors. On the other hand, the terrestrial callings where the songs of the American Indians lead to another great ecological project, the return of two thousand bison in the land of the Sioux, and also the kiss of a wolf marks a new turning point in her interactions with animals. However, the call of the sea is always stronger, and Claudia must return to her favorite environment. She leaves the forests of North America and sets off for her new base while 20,000 whales depart from Alaska to head South. In the bay where the gray whales that arrive in Baja California, Claudia finally feels at home, establishing her abode there for a few months a year, on the Peninsula of the giants of the sea.
After so many journeys between jungles and oceans, Claudia has acquired a profound knowledge of the natural areas of greatest interest and of the places and times in which to meet animals. With many strong experiences making Claudia an expert in these creatures, she is participating with so much enthusiasm in the creation of Wildlife Expeditions with Timeless Baja.