Incredible Photos Of Woman Dancing With Deadly Tiger Sharks

She isn’t wearing any diving or protective gear, either.

Model and “mermaid” Hannah Fraser decided to swim underwater with the world’s deadliest shark species, tiger sharks, in the Bahamas.

Shawn Heinrich

Shawn Heinrich

Fraser decided to do a performance to protest against the Australian shark cull and the global slaughter of sharks.

Shawn Heinrich

Hannah was devoid of any scuba or protective gear, dressed only in a bikini and airbrush body paint.

Shawn Heinrich

Fraser said: “I was feeling very anxious the first time I got in the water with the tiger sharks. I learned how to touch them in the right way to allow a connection that they felt comfortable with.”

Shawn Heinrich

Shawn Heinrich

Shawn Heinrich

Shawn Heinrich

Shawn Heinrich

 

She continued: “We are currently killing over 100 million sharks per year, whereas there are only five reported human fatalities by sharks per year worldwide. Who are the real dangerous predators in this equation?”

Shawn Heinrich

Shawn Heinrich

Shawn Heinrich

Shawn Heinrich

 

Fraser and photographer Shawn Heinrich will continue their work in a new feature film Tears of a Mermaid, to be released next year.

Shawn Heinrich

Here’s the video of Fraser in action.

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/97393577.

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Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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