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Meet Hannah Fraser, a Real-Life Mermaid and Conservationist

Australian Hannah Fraser is the world’s most celebrated mermaid/underwater model, and she is a dedicated conservationist. Oh, did I mention that she dances on the sea floor with swarms of tiger sharks up to 17 feet long, with no diving or protective gear.

Real-life mermaid and underwater performance artist—Hannah Fraser & Ocean Animals—’Emanation’:

Her performance is a protest against Australian shark culling and the global slaughter of sharks.

She worked with award-winning cinematographer and photographer Shawn Heinrichs and Jim Abernethy, who is a world leader authority on interactions with large “predatory” sharks, to complete the video.

Tigress shark—woman dances with tiger sharks:

On the YouTube account it says: Their objective—to present these magnificent creatures in a true and positive light by capturing iconic imagery of Hannah face-to-face with a massive 15 foot tiger shark, her hand resting gently on its massive head. What made this shoot entirely unique was that Hannah was devoid of any scuba or free-dive gear, dressed only in a tiny costume and airbrush body paint to create the perfect artistic vision.

Tedx Talk—Turning Fantasy into Reality by Mermaid Hannah Fraser:

She had to rely solely on her skills, training and experience, along with the diligent support of her expert team, to ensure the shoot went off without a hitch. There was no room for error, as one mistake could have resulted in severe injury or worse. Despite the risks, the team was resolute in their mission to create the most groundbreaking imagery to oppose not only the Australia shark cull, but also the global slaughter of sharks.

Hannah Mermaid performs at Atlantis Resort:

Imagery of this nature has never been seen before, and the team believes it will surely bring significant international attention to the global plight of sharks. This is just one exciting chapter in Hannah and Shawn’s journey to bring these stories of inspiration to the planet, with the goal of putting a stop to destruction of our oceans. Their journey together will be told in a new feature film Tears of a Mermaid to be released next year.

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Troy Oakes
Troy was born and raised in Australia and has always wanted to know why and how things work, which led him to his love for science. He is a professional photographer and enjoys taking pictures of Australia's beautiful landscapes. He is also a professional storm chaser where he currently lives in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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