Thirteen of the world’s finest underwater photographers have been united in support of Bite-Back and its goal to make Britain the first country in the world to ban shark fin soup and donated stunning images that feature in a limited edition 2015 calendar.
Among the images is a shot of a blue shark that won Alex Mustard the coveted title of 2014 British Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Other images include shots of whales, crocodile, stingrays, manta rays, sea lion and jellyfish.
The calendar is a beautiful reminder of the marine life at risk from overfishing, pollution and rises in ocean temperatures.
In his commentary, award-winning photographer Christian Vizl said: “In a lifetime we’ve witnessed the tragic devastion of ‘Wild Africa’, a natural treasure never to be seen again. And the next tragedy is happening right now in another of our world’s richest wildlife arenas, the beautiful and vast oceans. An incredible variety of life forms are facing grave danger from the predation of man.”
The 2015 calendar is the sixth edition of the highly popular production.
Campaign director at Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said:
“It’s so very exciting to have the support and friendship of so many talented photographers. Their stunning images are a window on the beautiful yet fragile underwater world.”
Sales of the calendar are a financial lifeline for the small charity and all funds raised will help its ‘Hacked Off!’ campaign to eliminate shark fin soup from British restaurants.
The high quality A4 calendar can be purchased online and shipped anywhere in the world in time for Christmas.