Model Poses with Manta Rays Underwater to Raise Awareness

Working with underwater model Hannah FraserShawn Heinrichs of Blue Sphere Media has created a beautifully surreal video of manta rays in their natural habitat. The shoot was organized to raise awareness for manta rays, who are being hunted and killed for their valuable gills, prior to the meeting of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. The Convention will be voting on whether or not to grant manta rays special protection.

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photos by Kristian Schmidt and Shawn Heinrichs

via Wired

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