This Photographer Tied A Model Up In Shark-Infested Waters And It Was More Beautiful Than Scary
This picture taken by photographer Benjamin Von Wong features a woman tied down next to live sharks. Von Wong took the photos because he wanted to raise awareness about shark sanctuaries and the beauty of these misunderstood creatures.
Von Wong told BuzzFeed he realized he wanted to work on a shark conservation project when he was in Fiji for a photography workshop. “Once I got thinking about a strong message I wanted to convey, a ‘shark shepherd’ was something that really resonated to me.” he said.
In addition, the model couldn’t just be any model. The woman had to be comfortable underwater, be comfortable around sharks, and be able to hold her breath for a long period of time.