New Calendar With Superlative Photographs of the Great White Shark

Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:24am EDT

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In his new calendar, the underwater photographer Klaus Jost presents unique
shots of the Great White shark with the objective of protecting the animals
and making the fascination of the experience available to everybody

ILLINGEN, Germany, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwater photographer Klaus Jost
has been pursuing his fascination with great whites, tiger sharks and bull
sharks many for years and follows these impressive animals up close in their
natural habitat. His incentive, however, is not just to share his unique
photographs with the public on his homepage but also
to contribute to the protection of these animals. "I would like to use these
photographs of the great white to appeal to people and hope that awareness of
the need to protect these endangered animals will grow", says Klaus Jost.

For many years, great whites have had to fear for their lives for no reason,
and in the meantime are threatened with extinction. "Unfortunately, great
whites have the image of killer fish. Because people are afraid of being
attacked by a shark, hardly anyone is interested in protecting these animals,"
says Klaus Jost. "But I am convinced that interest in protecting this species
from extinction will grow if the public recognizes what fascinating and
impressive animals great whites are," Klaus Jost continues.

The motifs for the calendar were selected from a large number of photographs.
The Great White Calendar will also be presented in the calendar exhibition at
the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair in the foyer of hall 4.1. It contains high
quality photos of the Great White, which is on the red list of threatened
animal species at risk of extinction.

About Klaus Jost

Klaus Jost has been photographing and documenting the life of sharks in their
natural surroundings for more than ten years. On his homepage he makes his photographs available to the general
public. You will find impressive photos there that reflect his fascination
with these animals threatened with extinction.

His narrative and photojournalistic stories have appeared worldwide in
prestigious journals, magazines and newspapers such as in "National Geographic
Germany" and "GEO" among others.

SOURCE  Jost Images

Klaus Jost of Jost Images, +49 (6102) 432930, Fax: +49 (6102) 432932,
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