Swimming With Whale Sharks – Photography by Shawn Heinrichs

Shawn Heinrichs is a passionate cinematographer/photographer, scuba diver, and marine conservationist. He has worked with leading film and journalist teams including CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Yann Arthus Bertrand, and National Geographic and delivered projects for many of the top marine conservation organizations including WildAid, Shark Savers, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and Pew Environment Group. He has also teamed up with John Weller to create a global film series to raise awareness and support campaigns for marine conservation. And in partnership with Jim Abernethy and George Schellenger, the trio are creating films about sharks and other charismatic marine life, and our connection to these magnificent creatures.

One of Shawn’s main conservation subjects is sharks. Check out his article called The Dark Room, which paints a powerful picture behind what he does. And while his work does at times show the ugly side behind the mistreatment of marine life, Shawn also captures the real life beauty that fuels his passion. For example, his amazing photography while swimming with whale sharks.

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You can check out more of Shawn’s work on his website.




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Harvey Spears
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Amazing!!!!!!!!!!! I imagine it took a lot of courage just to be in such close proximity to these beings. However, these are beautiful photographs.

Don Herman
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GREAT PICS. Tryly fascinating.

fatin
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amazing……

M.
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Boy, it’s a good thing the whale shark didn’t inhale the diver! But, what great photos that would make as well!

Abbey Johnson
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Very cool! I love ocean animals and these pictures are awesome.

sandhya
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Hi, Unbelievable ,its not just photography! thank you! Sandhya.

Ana m gonzalez
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Its incredible ,amazing,

OslobWhaleSharks.com
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Very stunning photos, come and visit us to experience interacting with the gentle giants.

Trip Blog
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Thanks Nate for bringing to us Shawn’s inspiring whale photography. I had always believed growing up that I would be a Marine Biologist though I suppose God had other plans. At least I put down the spearfishing in favor of underwater photography. Never seen anything this spectacular, so nice to live it through you guys. I was wondering what the very spectacular white dots or markings are for on these whales [see photo #14 & 16] These markings seen on her tale are so unbelievably perfectly geometrically spaced it is as if someone painted them on using a ruler. Then… Read more »
Antje PASiNGA
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wow -awesome pictures

DINESH KUMAR
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very beutefuel image so for thanks for you.

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