Two models are doing their bit to raise awareness of the plight of whale sharks - by shooting an underwater campaign with one of the ocean's most beautiful and placid creatures.

Hannah Fraser and Roberta Mancino modelled swimwear and accessories underwater with the whale sharks in Oslob, in the Philippines, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Photographer Kristian Schmidt employed the help of local fisherman to track the sharks, as they have a close bond with the animals, often feeding them in shallow waters with shrimp.

Whale sharks often grow to 30ft, with the largest confirmed being 41.5ft, and can weigh up to 21 tonnes.

It is found in warm and tropical oceans and can live for up to 70 years, but the species is under threat from human poachers.

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