Yes this is a real photo and every photo I have ever post of my own is real. What is fake is the way traditional media has twisted the perceptions of sharks from Important apex predators to human eating monsters.

With movies like Jaws, the Shallows, and discovery’s shark week, @oceanramsey myself, and @keonishoots wanted to make a documentary that focused on changing the way most people feel and think about sharks, inspiring this generation and the next to save what we have left.

Shark populations around the world have been decimated by 95%. Extinction in our lifetime is very real for so many species of sharks. So proud of braddah @keoniashley and the work he put into making “Saving Jaws”. It is playing at the Chinese theater today at 4pm. 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
United States. Also it is on @amazon and @hulu

Juan Oliphant

Professional #ConservationPhotographer #SharkPhotographer #ForACause. Owner @OneOceanDiving Working to inspire more to #HelpSaveSharks & #SaveTheOceanextinctionendshere.org

Instagram: @juansharks

Ocean Ramsey and her team encountered this 20 foot Great White Shark near the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It is believed to be the biggest ever recorded

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For the last 20 years I have dedicated my life to changing the way humans look at sharks, using my photography to capture images that provoke a connection and positive perspective, battling the negative media that portrays sharks as human eating monsters. Sharks only and rarely bite people out of mistaken identity or territorial reasons. A small average of 10 people a year suffer a fatality from a shark, while humans kill a average of 100 Million sharks every year.

The truth is that humans rely on the ocean to help produce most of the oxygen on this planet and sharks are key components to keeping the ocean alive and healthy. So the reality is humans need sharks alive and current estimates report that humans have killed over 90 to 95 percent of the world shark populations in just the last 50 years. We desperately need to save what have left.

Check out @oneoceandiving and @oneoceanconservation website pages with a huge list of things that can be done. @oceana is supporting a federal shark finning ban #finbannow check @sharkallies and @sealegacy as well as @savethereef @karmagawa #turnthetide #helpsavesharks #ApexPredatorNotMonster #oneocean I shot this amazing photo of @oceanramsey peacefully sharing the ocean with a massive white shark in Hawaii in January last year, hopping for a repeat in 2020. Thank u to @aquatech_imagingsolutions for supporting my shark conservation photography through out the years.