Children & Sharks: Inspiring Interactions

Amanda Cotton Whale Shark & A Shark Cherub

2012 will see an increased focus from the Shark Angels on children... after all, it is their future in our hands. We are thrilled to be working with several amazing angels and heros on our important Shark Cherub initiative, empowering a new generation of conservationists.

In an effort to effectively challenge the current mindset of so many in the general public in regards to sharks, Shark Angel Amanda Cotton has begun an exciting new media series titled "Children and Sharks". Shark Angels are so thrilled to share this amazing content and hope to inspire a new generaion of Shark Cherubs around the world! The first in the series, a seven year old Cherub meets hundreds of whale sharks - and will never be the same! See more of the great photos and video.

Media Series by A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works

By sharing our experiences of introducing children to this magical world through video and still imagery of their encounters, we hope to help showcase a different side to this highly misunderstood creature while creating brand new ocean warriors.

"Children and Sharks" last encounter took place in Isla Mujeres, Mexico as we brought a beautiful little seven year old girl out to meet the whale sharks of Mexico. It was a thrilling time for all of us on the boat. We had the pleasure of spending two days in the water shooting as she swam with whale sharks in the wild. This experience proved to be an incredible one, not only for her, but for us as well. We are so thankful that we could share these treasures of the ocean with her and know that giving children opportunities like this will ensure their love for the oceans and help create a new generation of ocean warriors.

Our series will continue to share amazing encounters between young ocean warriors and different species of sharks throughout the world. Next stop on our list of locations is Rhode Island where we will be introducing a very special thirteen year old to the blue and mako sharks that call these New England waters home."

Amanda Cotton Whale Shark & A Shark Cherub