Face-to-face with a shark

Known for their predatory instinct, white sharks are also photogenic. Let the photographer and marine conservationist Amanda Brewer say that with the help of a GoPro she got some very explicit images of this giant of the seas.

Amanda, who with this project wants to draw attention to the fact that more than 100 million sharks are killed every year, photographed the white sharks in Mossel Bay on the South African coast. In this region, the eco-tourism company White Shark Africa has long sought to increase the visibility of this creature in the hope that the numbers attached to its hunt will rapidly decline. “Most of the sharks in the photos usually walk around this area and we already know them,” Brewer explained.

According to conservation group Sharkservation, about 100 million sharks are killed each year for commercial purposes, about 6.4 to 7.9 percent of the global shark population. The main purpose of illegal hunting is shark fin soup, a delicacy that can cost up to € 140 in Asia. The rest of the shark is considered waste.

 

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