The Whale Shark Fashion Shoot Was Shot in a Filipino Village

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 11, 2013 • References: bluespheremedia & refinery29
A world's first, the Whale Shark Fashion Shoot involves models posing alongside these gentle giants from the sea. After visiting a small fishing village in the Philippines, Oslob, photographer Shawn Heinrichs was astounded to see how fishermen had befriended the creatures by feeding them shrimp. Wanting to bring a new perspective to the beauty of this endangered species, he teamed up with fashion and wildlife photographer Kristian Schmidt to put together a unique photoshoot.

Starring models Roberta Mancino and Hannah Fraser, the Whale Shark Fashion Shoot was whimsically styled by Fazli Krasniqi. The billowing fabrics help to perpetuate a dreamy atmosphere, one that has already been set up with the inclusion of the majestic whale sharks. The models almost look like they are dancing with them. Stats for Magnificent Underwater Photography Trending: Older & Buzzing
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