We have certainly seen all kinds of dangerous stunts for the sake of photography. A recent video published by New York Post shows one of the crazies I’ve seen so far. Underwater photographer Ken Kiefer took three models to crocodile-infested waters for underwater shots – and the women got face to face with the fierce animals. What’s more, the team even used lionfish to lure the beasts near the models.
The photo shoot took place in the waters of the Chinchorro Banks in Mexico. Kiefer photographed his wife and two other models in the life-threatening setting in order to get some underwater glamour shots. As you can see in the video, safety divers were at the shoot in order to protect the models. However, the women were face to face with the beasts wearing only their glamorous dresses, without any safety equipment.
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Watching this video instantly reminded me of the recent event when an “Instagram model” got bitten by a shark while posing for photos. People will definitely perform all kinds of dangerous and irresponsible stunts just to take photos. I was even present once when a fellow photographer did it, and it resulted in falling through the ice. And although I know that some photographers and models are ready to do just anything – videos and photos like this still manage to surprise me. I can just say I’m happy no one got hurt. And I’m glad that Photoshop exists, so we don’t all need to dive with crocodiles if we want to get some badass photos.