• Billabong x White Mike Collection

Billabong x White Mike Collection

Billabong has teamed up with world-renowned photographer Michael Muller for a mini range of pieces inspired by Michael's breathtaking photographs of sharks. Named the Billabong x White Mike collection, it features two boardshorts and four tees and is available soon in stores and at selected online retailers.

Muller visionary images involves a unique approach to underwater photography, where he uses professional studio lighting below the surface. The results have produced some of the most jaw dropping shark portraits seen to date, and have been used in everything from Red Hot Chilli Pepper album covers to successful gallery exhibits all round the world. These images are now the basis for the Billabong x White Mike collection which boasts boardshort and tee designs such as the Sweet Tooth and Sharkomatic.

The Billabong collaboration will further highlight Muller’s charity's whitemike.org. This is a non profit organisation that brings awareness to the devastation created by commercial long line fishing that is decimating the shark population at a rate of seventy to ninety million sharks a year. "This is un-sustainable, unacceptable and unconscionable," said Muller.

As well as aiding White Mike, the collection will also raise funds for earthecho.org - EarthEcho International, a non-profit organization whose mission is "to empower youth to take action that restores and protects our water planet."  EarthEcho was founded by Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau, grandchildren of the great explorer Jacques Cousteau. Phillipe recently teamed with Muller on an underwater shark shoot in Guadalupe Island. The video of the shot, seen below, shows just why there is so much work to be done to protect sharks and saving the oceans.