Sunday, April 17, 2016

Fashion Shoot with Sharks

Brazilian television personality, model and animal rights activist Karina Oliani, 33, conducted an entire underwater fashion shoot as sharks swim around her.
Oliani, who has been diving professionally for twenty years, was assisted by world renowned divers Stuart Cove and Liz Parkinson, who helped her to pose without any breathing equipment. And Alexandre Socci, who specializes in adventure sports photography took the amazing underwater pictures.
The project – part of the documentary series Wild Waters – which was filmed in a shark sanctuary in Nassau in the Bahamas, has a serious conservation message and aims to make the public aware of the threat the animal now faces from extinction.
Oliani is determined to preserve marine life and wants to shine a light on the cruel practice of shark finning. Poachers illegally fin millions of sharks each year, mainly to cater to the lucrative Asian market, where shark fin soup is considered a delicacy and status symbol.
Contrary to popular belief, only a few sharks are dangerous to humans. Out of more than 470 species, only four have been involved in a significant number of fatal, unprovoked attacks on humans: the great white, oceanic whitetip, tiger, and bull sharks.
Malaysians too can do their part – desist from consuming shark fin soup and make sure it is not part of any Chinese wedding dinner!

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