Emma Casagrande Emma Casagrande fShare Born in Sweden, traveled to East Africa in 2007 and met very very randomly the love of my life, National Geographic cinematographer Andy Brandy Casagrande IV. All surrounded by the lions, hyenas & giraffes in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The passion for animals, travel, the world, different people and culture has always been a big part of my life but after meeting Andy, the travel frequency to amazing locations and amazing animals has definitely been taken to a higher level. Married to an Emmy Award winning cinematographer and having the fortune to be able to join on a majority of the amazing shoots, the interest and learning of photography has been coming very naturally and is now a big passion both technically and artistically. I love capturing the beauty in our world in both people and animals, everyone and everything has beauty. The love for sharks, ocean and underwater world is definitely a big part in my life. Spending a lot of time in the water with the animals. Luckily I never grew up with “Jaws” so I never had that terrifying fear for sharks since childhood. Getting to know them from the beginning in their own environment without any scary music surrounding me, has made a huge difference in how I see the sharks compared to many others. They are strong, beautiful and powerful, but also very peaceful Not any man eating killing machine, but I’m sure that you who read this know that too They are very important to the eco system and to keep our oceans nice and healthy but sadly their numbers are getting less & less in our waters because of shark finning. I’m also a Shark Angel. Shark Angels is an organization that is giving information and awareness about this problem through media and working for a change. I would definitely recommend going to their page to catch up more on sharks facts. Maybe you want to become an Shark Angel too..?