I found this photo on line. It's taken from the September 2005 issue of Africa Geographic. I originally came across it on someone's facebook photos, and in the comments someone suggested that it was a great photoshop job of airbrushing. Someone else posted a link to the page stating that it was a legitimate photograph. Either way it's a great shot, but I am fascinated as to whether or not it's actually a real photo. You see, if it is, I can only wonder if the guy in the kayak has an extra change of underwear as he watches this mammoth creature approach his 'vinyl-thin' kayak which offers about as much protection as a paper house in a hurricane. Here's the link so that you can examine it even closer yourself (It's time for all you forensic 'experts' to let your skills show). http://www.whitesharktrust.org/pages/mediaarticle/media25.html
Thursday, November 20, 2008
My personal take: Judging from the line that splits the photo right down the middle, and the differences in the shades of the sky on either half (which might indicate photos taken at two different times of day), as well as the fact that the ripples on both halves don't exactly line up, I'm inclined to think it's a fake. What do you think?