Underwater swimmer Hannah Fraser has been fascinated with mermaids since she was three years old.
The 36 year-old Australian, who now lives in LA, made her first mermaid tail at the age of nine, after seeing the film Splash with Daryl Hannah.
Hannah can hold her breath for up to two minutes and swim to depths of 45 feet, allowing her to move like a real mermaid, without the restraints of diving gear.
She has been photographed swimming with humpback whales off Vava’u Island, Tonga, to promote marine conservation and oppose whale hunting.
In 2007, Hannah swam in the sea in Taiji, Japan, with 30 surfers, celebrities and musicians, in an attempt to halt the ruthless slaughter of thousands of dolphins by local fishermen. Two years later, in 2009, Hannah swam in her tail with 14ft Great White Sharks off Guadalupe island, Mexico.
Filmmaker Rob Benavides is currently shooting a documentary about Hannah’s life, which will feature her work as a model, diver, and sea-life campaigner.