Over one thousand nude Israelis gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea early Saturday morning to take part in world renowned photographer Spencer Tunick's photo shoot. Tunick's decision to shoot at the Dead Sea coincides with the Seven Natural Wonders of the World Campaign to stop the rapid shrinking of the sea located at the lowest point on earth. Rushing to complete the shoot before the sun rose high in the sky Tunik arranged the models including an all male shoot and one of 150 women covered in kilos of Dead Sea mud. Speaking to reporters after the shoot Tunick said he was just a catalyst for more than 1,000 Israeli models. "The safety of democracy is dependent on a society that accepts freedom of expression in art," Tunick said. The photographer has organized some 75 photo shoots of nude crowds at landmarks all over the world, and worked for four years to prepare for Saturday's shoot.