Hi my name is Hannah Fizell, but most people call me "Shark Girl". I am from St. Petersburg, Florida and I am a blooming Marine Scientist with a desire to get into Shark Research. Sharks are a major love and passion of mine.I love to scuba dive, but especially with them. I am a self taught artist and photographer and use my talents within this field as well. You can follow my journey if you would like at sharkgirlblog.blogspot.com and/or like my facebook page Hannah "Shark Girl" Fizell. I am looking forward to continuing in sharing my photo work. My desire is to show people these amazing magnificent creatures and the ocean world beneath the surface through my eyes, so those who fear going down or are unable can see what they are missing out on and enjoy the beautiful of the world beneath through technology in the comfort of their own home. My hopes for those who just fear the sharks in my shark photo work, is to see them through my eyes. I come from two quotes; the first is from Michael Rutzen, "If people could only feel what I am feeling now, and SEE these animals through my eyes, they will NEVER look at sharks in the same way again." I hope to help in shattering peoples perception through my photo and video work, but encourage you to join me in the waters and allow them to do the shattering themselves. Sharks truly aren't mindless man-eaters, but gentle giants of the sea who make honest mistakes at times. They don't intentionally go for us. The last quote comes from Baba Dioum, " In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." I love to teach as well and hope that again, through my work and through teaching, educating people that sharks will be saved from extinction. It's a domino effect: People will understand if they are taught, and through understanding there will come love for what is understood, and then through that love there will be that desire to save (in this case) the sharks we love, and we will conserve them in that love and even (hopefully) help in this fight to save these creatures. In saving the sharks we save ourselves, because without the sharks the oceans will die, and if the oceans die we die, so we are not only saving them, but we are saving us. Sharks play very vital roles in our oceans to help keep them health. Even if your not near the water at all (your in the middle of a country, so no oceans around), you are still surrounded by the ocean as it's in the water and in the very air we breathe. I hope you enjoy my work. I love to share so I will be on when I can to share more work, continuing to show you the world (mainly the ocean world) through my eyes.