Stunning mermaid-like models swim through the ocean with deadly stingrays
These stunning images show mermaid-like models swimming through the ocean with deadly STINGRAYS.
Taken in beautiful Moorea, off the north-west coast of Tahiti, the real-life “mermaids” swim through the beautiful clear blue lagoon with their fishy friends.
Snapped by French photographer Chris, the incredible pictures show the models gliding through the crystal-clear water as they strike a pose with the stingrays.
Chris, 55, said: “There has been a specific area in Moorea where stingrays are fed to the delight of tourists.
“I specialise in ‘mermaids’ – I try my best to imagine situations, locations and configurations where I can shoot them in the best ways.
“Mermaids with marine life is the best – I do not want to work with captive animals.
“The girls have to be able to behave with as much elegance as possible, and stay under the water with their eyes open, not popping up to the surface – all while interacting with the rays, who are unpredictable.
“Stingrays can be extremely dangerous, but the ones at this place are almost pets – some have been living here for years.
“The only real danger is to get sucked and get a big love-bite!
“The models hide a piece of fish in their hand most of the time, to keep the rays friendly.
“At first there were only rays, now there are black tip sharks as well – that makes it less comfortable!
“I do shots with the rays in the lagoon, and sharks in the ocean.