by Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 8 April 2013

Kristian Schmidt and Shawn Heinrichs, who hail from different photography backgrounds — Heinrichs does underwater and marine life photography, while Scchmidt does creative fashion photography — wanted to showcase the greatness of whale sharks.

So they decided to take on a shoot with models styled as mermaids alongside the graceful sea creatures. These pictures are stunning.