Meet Rava Ray, the stunning yet assuredly crazy Tahitian model who strips naked to go swimming with dangerous marine creatures to create photography. Ray, who clearly has never heard of Steve Irwin, RIP, holds the venomous stingray ‘dearest to her heart.’ Yupp, crazy.
Rava, also known as the ‘Stingray Queen,’ grew up on the small South Pacific Island Mo’orea and she says she learned to ‘share the water’ with sharks, whales, turtles, and dolphins.
After Rava learned how to dive and became familiar with underwater photography, her family moved to Hawaii, where she began to shoot and swim with turtles, sharks, and dolphins.
Rava claims to have never felt nervous around these animals because she does not believe it is an animal’s first instinct to attack a person.
‘I don’t think I’ve ever posed a threat to an animal or been in a situation where I would have been attacked,’ she told Daily Mail.
Ms. Ray admitted she has been bitten by a stingray in the past, but said it was a ‘total accident.’ I’m not sure how an animal can do something on accident, but sure Rava, whatever you say.
Stay safe out there Rava, because we love your style. Follow Rava Ray on Instagram here!