A female surfer has been filmed taking on the world’s biggest waves completely naked.
Felicity Palmateer, a professional surfer from Australia, took part in the stunning film – named Skin Deep – so she could bring together her love of art and surfing.
The 28-year-old shared a trailer for the film to her 192,000 followers on Instagram.
It shows Felicity catching some huge waves in Hawaii, Fiji and West Australia in nothing but her birthday suit.
A mixture of breathtaking drone footage and underwater cameras creates the stunning film.
In her Instagram post, the surfer explained how the project has been four years in the making.
“The ocean has always been my biggest mirror to how I’m feeling mentally and the process of shooting Skin Deep was incredibly empowering and cathartic,” she said.
“By embracing my femininity in a place free of judgement it’s allowed me to view my body in such a different way. To honour it for what it allows me to do physically and to embrace self love and acceptance.
“Surfing and art are my two biggest passions.”
While it was widely praised by her fans, some “felt challenged, lost and confused”, according to Felicity.
But she brilliantly explained the project, saying: “These people have asked, ‘Why?’
“And my answer, the answer that sits in my core, as an artist and surfer, to those people each time is: ‘Why not?’”
It proved a challenge for the film-makers to find the right places to shoot the ambitious project.
Producer Johnathon JJ Jenkins said it was “tricky” to find ideal locations that offered the perfect weather and waves.
They also needed to find somewhere that wasn’t heavily populated so Felicity would feel comfortable shooting the intimate video.
Mr Jenkins added: “Another big component of this production was secrecy. It was essential we sort trusted, professional operators.
“Not only to ensure Felicity could feel comfortable performing, but so that we could travel discreetly to particularly special areas and avoid people, other cameras and crowds.”
The surfer also collaborated with famous photographers Rick Rifici, Chris White and Dwayne Fetch to bring her idea to life.