This photographer shot three models in crocodile-infested water without safety gear

Jul 19, 2018

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This photographer shot three models in crocodile-infested water without safety gear

Jul 19, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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.

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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.

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.

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29 responses to “This photographer shot three models in crocodile-infested water without safety gear”

  1. John G Schickler Avatar
    John G Schickler

    Can’t fix stupid.

    1. Shannon Der Aldinger Avatar
      Shannon Der Aldinger

      *cough* Natural Selection */cough*

    2. Daniel Scott Avatar
      Daniel Scott

      Yes you can – bullet to the head

    3. Juan Martin Gerardi Avatar
      Juan Martin Gerardi

      Daniel Scott Fix not erase

  2. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    I guess thats why you take three models so whatever happens you can finish the shoot.

  3. Adam Moledor Avatar
    Adam Moledor

    Title says “…without safety gear…” Open the link and see a picture of two people with spear guns. Click bait

    1. Shachar Weis Avatar
      Shachar Weis

      That croc could have snapped her, broken half the bones in her body, and dashed 15 meters away before those spear holders could even level their guns.

    2. Najib Saer Avatar
      Najib Saer

      Yeah, I don’t think you realize how quick a crock moves. Like Shachar said, by the time the spear went into the cross, the girl could have been dead.

    3. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
      Sergi Yavorski

      Shachar Weis I;m sure they did feed those crock to capacity first. That said, a predator is a predator. The croc could have lunged at her just because something pissed him.

  4. Jacquie Akroyd Avatar
    Jacquie Akroyd

    Hasn’t he heard of Photoshop to composite/merge images? !!!

  5. Joshua Prieto Avatar
    Joshua Prieto

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/12/crocodile-encounter-cuba-hayes/

    American crocodiles aren’t dangerous if you know them well.

    1. Virginie Ivy Dubé-Ménard Avatar
      Virginie Ivy Dubé-Ménard

      I’m not sure I’d take the chance. Wild animals are unpredictable…

    2. Virginie Ivy Dubé-Ménard Avatar
      Virginie Ivy Dubé-Ménard

      It’s one thing to meet one by chance, but to organize a shoot around it… I’d be wary…

    3. Joshua Prieto Avatar
      Joshua Prieto

      Their organising a shoot around the animal means that they likely trained and learned about them before attempting the shoot with models.
      You simply couldn’t do this with a species such as the Nile or Estuarine crocodile

  6. Dimitris Servis Avatar
    Dimitris Servis

    Is it crocodile or model infested the right term?

    1. Daniel Scott Avatar
      Daniel Scott

      This. It’s not like a house is human infested if people are inside, so why are animals different

    2. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
      Jolyon Ralph

      It seems the models outnumber the crocodile 3 to 1

    3. Dimitris Servis Avatar
      Dimitris Servis

      Jolyon Ralph hence the models have infested the crocodile’s habitat

  7. Kryn Sporry Avatar
    Kryn Sporry

    FFS, you mean the crew right next to the photographer and above the water don’t count? Fucking sensational uninformed poor pathetic click bait hungry third grade editors and writers have no clue.

  8. Amy Davies Avatar
    Amy Davies

    Why should the croc face death or injury for a photo. He’s not doing anything but living in his home. These people knowingly my invaded his space.

  9. Richard Jacobson Avatar
    Richard Jacobson

    lucky they had a couple of spare models

  10. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
    Sergi Yavorski

    Competition for the Darwin Award ?

  11. Richard Jane Avatar
    Richard Jane

    Why go to all that effort and risk to not-comp an image that looks like a comp?

    1. Aankhen Avatar
      Aankhen

      Right‽

  12. MrGutts Avatar
    MrGutts

    Hope the modles got extra hazard pay.

  13. Tom Cass Avatar
    Tom Cass

    If the model is stupid enough to take the job I have no sympathy for anything that happens to her.

    1. Tiffany Brook Avatar
      Tiffany Brook

      And if something did, the crocs would most likely pay the price.

  14. Carolopinion Avatar
    Carolopinion

    Stupid at it’s finest. Then if someone gets hurt or killed doing this then the animal will get killed. Get rid of this loser. You can add the croc with photoshop.

  15. Jurgen Lobert Avatar
    Jurgen Lobert

    Survival of the fittest! If that croc had snapped at the model’s head, the “safety divers” would have been too late and the model seriously injured, if not killed. This is just stupid and as somebody else said, it wouldn’t be the croc’s fault and the crocs shouldn’t suffer from human stupidity! Irresponsible at best, from both the model and the photog.