For ESPN Magazine's new
Body Issue, Brazilian professional big wave surfer Maya Gabeira was the focus of one of the most beautiful underwater shots I've ever seen. Completely naked, she went duck diving as photographer Francsco Carrozini captured this stunning shot.

"I've been getting some good feedback. My family liked it -- my Dad, that was a big relief," Gabeira told Jon Coen of ESPN, "I liked it myself. I felt more artistic than exposed. But the picture came out alright."

You can watch a behind-the-scenes video of the shot here and see the full gallery of bodies here. Magazines hit newsstands today.

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  • This is one of the weakest shots in a VERY well photographed collection. The other shot of Maya is far better. Even for photos of surfers duck diving, this is kinda blah. Pick up an issue of Surfer mag and be prepared to be blown away if you want actual great surf images. The nudity here adds nothing.

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