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Watch a Model Pose with a Crocodile in an Underwater Photo Shoot


Here’s a photo shoot you probably shouldn’t attempt yourself: photographer Ken Kiefer recently took his wife (underwater model Kimber Kiefer) and two other models into the crocodile-infested waters of the Chinchorro Banks in Mexico for a photo shoot. The goal was to shoot underwater glamour photos of the models right next to the fearsome reptiles.

The New York Post reports that lionfish were used to lure the crocodiles toward the models.

Safety divers were also positioned nearby with poles to protect the crew.

Here’s what the @gopro on top of my @ikelite rig was seeing when @kimberkiefer was modeling with dinosaurs 😱😱🐊🐊. Was amazing to experience. Kimber had wanted to try this for a few years and we made the journey a couple of times before the situation was right for an attempt. So cool. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŠπŸŠπŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ. Music is Emulator from @thecrystalmethod #model #crocodile #crocs #crocodiles #epic #gopro #crystalmethod #checkouttheview #canonprofessional #underwater #reptiles #dinosaur #dinosaurs #godzilla #modeling #extrememodeling #ikelite #underwatervideo #nature #naturephotography #underwatermodel #mermaid

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Keifer says modeling with crocodiles is a wish that Kimber has had, and that it took two years of trying to finally succeed in turning the idea into reality. He shared a couple of the resulting photos on social media:

β€œMay your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”
― Trenton Lee Stewart…

Posted by Ken Kiefer Photography on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thankfully, the photo shoot was completed without any croc attack. But shooting with wildlife can be unpredictable and extremely dangerous: just last month a model was bitten and dragged underwater while posing for photos among sharks.

You can find more of Kiefer’s work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.

P.S. Just a few years ago, Italian daredevil model Roberta Mancino did a similar shoot in the Gulf of Mexico:

(via NY Post via Shutterbug)

Image credits: Featured thumbnail photo by Terrazzo and licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0, and viewfinder lines by Factory and licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0