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This Photographer Tied A Model Up In Shark-Infested Waters And It Was More Beautiful Than Scary

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“Sharks get a lot of crap and don’t get nearly enough love.”

This picture taken by photographer Benjamin Von Wong features a woman tied down next to live sharks.

This picture taken by photographer Benjamin Von Wong features a woman tied down next to live sharks.

Benjamin Von Wong / vonwong.com

Von Wong took the photos because he wanted to raise awareness about shark sanctuaries and the beauty of these misunderstood creatures.

Von Wong took the photos because he wanted to raise awareness about shark sanctuaries and the beauty of these misunderstood creatures.

Benjamin Von Wong / vonwong.com

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.

He said it was the first project he has done advocating for protections for sharks. “To be honest, it's not something you hear about very much in Canada…This project was a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about them,” he said.

Von Wong said on his website and blog that his experience with the animals was “the complete opposite” of the bloodthirsty image of sharks in popular media.

Von Wong said on his website and blog that his experience with the animals was "the complete opposite" of the bloodthirsty image of sharks in popular media.

Benjamin Von Wong / vonwong.com


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