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No Photoshop Here! | This Woman Hangs Out With Deadly Sharks On Underwater Wrecks

“You’re more likely to get killed by a vending machine than a shark"

**MANDITORY BYLINE - LIA BARRETT/CATERS NEWS** PIC BY LIA BARRETT/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Liz Parkinson, a professional freediver sits on the stern of a shipwreck in the Bahamas. The area, Stuart Coves is popular with sharks.) - These incredible snaps of daredevil divers swimming with SHARKS in nothing but bikinis and t-shirts will make you feel nervous. This is the heart-stopping moment the fearless divers swam down to the sea bed to explore an old shipwreck surrounded by circling sharks.The amazing pictures were taken by Korean-born underwater photographer Lia Barrett, at Stuart Cove off the coast of the Bahamas. Lia, 32, from North Carolina, USA, said: The sharks sometimes get a bit curious but often they couldnt care less that were there! SEE CATERS COPY.
Photo: LIA BARRETT/CATERS NEWS

Would you dare to hang out with a group of deadly animals in just a t shirt and swimsuit?

Professional freediver Liz Parkinson proved that sharks aren’t the killing machines they’re often made out to be this week, with an underwater photoshoot on a shipwreck.

The diver and environmentalist posed on a shipwreck in Stuart Cove in the Bahamas, for a shoot with ocean encounters company Prawno.

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Photo: LIA BARRETT/CATERS NEWS

The 32 year old diver has been diving with sharks for the past 16 years and wants to dispel the myth that they’re only interesting in eating anything around them.

“The sharks sometimes get a bit curious, but often they couldn’t care less that we’re there” Parkinson said to Caters in an interview.

“A world without the monster myth from Jaws and Hollywood, is a more caring world!”

“You’re more likely to get killed by a vending machine than a shark… The point of my shots is to make people question human abilities and scary animals.”

**MANDITORY BYLINE - LIA BARRETT/CATERS NEWS** PIC BY LIA BARRETT/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Freediver Liz Parkinson hooks her feet around a ships ladder in Stuart Coves in the Bahamas as sharks swim around her.) - These incredible snaps of daredevil divers swimming with SHARKS in nothing but bikinis and t-shirts will make you feel nervous. This is the heart-stopping moment the fearless divers swam down to the sea bed to explore an old shipwreck surrounded by circling sharks.The amazing pictures were taken by Korean-born underwater photographer Lia Barrett, at Stuart Cove off the coast of the Bahamas. Lia, 32, from North Carolina, USA, said: The sharks sometimes get a bit curious but often they couldnt care less that were there! SEE CATERS COPY.
Photo: LIA BARRETT/CATERS NEWS

These photos are just the latest in a trend of divers and environmentalists working to educate the public on shark’s true behavior.

A world without the monster myth from Jaws and Hollywood, is a more caring world!

Check out more of Liz Parkinson’s photos and videos here!

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