Thirteen of the world’s leading underwater photographers have collaborated on a unique fundraising project to help raise money for the UK shark and marine conservation charity, Bite-Back.
Each of the acclaimed photographers has donated a stunning image, along with first hand commentary on the marine environment, to feature in a high quality, limited edition calendar. The result is an exclusive publication that boasts an unrivalled collection of underwater images from all around the world.
The who’s who of contributors includes multiple award-winning photographers Alex Mustard, Amanda Cotton, Christian Vizl, Ellen Cuylaerts and Lia Barrett.
Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “The 2016 calendar is a stunning collection of remarkable marine life encounters that reveal the hidden beauty beneath the waves. We hope it will serve as a perfect reminder that the oceans deserve greater protection from the daily onslaught of destructive and wasteful fishing practices such as shark finning.”
Money raised from the sale of the calendar will go towards Bite-Back’s No Fin To Declare Campaign to close the legal loophole that permits anyone travelling to Europe to bring 20kg of shark fins for ‘personal’ consumption. The campaign forms an integral part of Bite-Back’s programme to make the UK the first country in the world to ban the controversial dish.
Wildlife presenter and adventurer, Steve Backshall, has spoken out in support of Bite-Back. He said: “Sharks have patrolled the big blue since before the dinosaurs. Yet without understanding and education we could lose them. Our oceans would be infinitely poorer places without them so that’s why I’m urging everyone to support Bite-Back and get behind its campaign to make Britain shark fin free.”