Undaunted Bather Emerges Covered in Oil Waste at Athens Beach

Greek authorities have been warning aspiring bathers not to swim at the Athenian beaches that have bared the brunt of the oil spillage, following the sinking of a tanker earlier this month.

However, the woman in the photo has apparently not heard the warnings.

The photo; which has gone viral, was taken by Belgian photo-journalist Max Gyselinck, who is on assignment in Athens.

He says that the location is a beach at the coastal municipality of Palaio Faliro, south of Athens.