Three-time world surfing champion and occasional shark puncher, Australian legend Mick Fanning has swapped his board for a beanie for his latest project as an ambassador for conservation agency Wild Ark.
Fanning was thrown into the spotlight in 2015 when while competing at the J-Bay Open in South Africa, he was attacked by a shark. Fanning wildly thrashed about in the water and punched the shark in the back before officials rushed to help.
But he holds no grudge. In fact, as a Wild Ark ambassador, Mick Fanning is hoping to help save some wildlife, and precious habitats.
Wild Ark want to look after rich ecosystems and identified “green belts” to ensure the wildlife that live there are afforded the best chance to thrive, while simultaneously enabling a culture for research and low-impact opportunities for humans to “reconnect with nature.”
Most recently, Fanning journeyed to Alaska with Wild Ark to visit one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries that is under threat from mining. The resulting footage is incredible.
Fanning told The Huffington Post “I’m completely in awe of this place and the animals that inhabit it.”
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