Photo of the Year

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  1. Scott Dautel

    Scott Dautel Second Unit

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    Admin: Please fix the typo in the title (teh = the) DOH!
    This photo was sent to me this morning and it is claimed to be the real deal. It was snapped during a British Navy training exercise off the coast of South Africa. I was told it has been nominated as picture of the year (National Geographic, it seems)
    Talk about a rough day at work!
    You decide ... real or hoax?
    UPDATE: found this to prove it's bogus. No surprise.
    Oh well ... send it along to your nieve friends
    http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/6b17e...8F8W9AQEFMVKcd
     
  2. BrianB

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    It's fake.
    That's the Golden Gate bridge in the background for starters.
    Go have a search for "Shark" on www.snopes.com
    They've actually got links to the "real" photos that were edited together to make the composite image.
     
  3. AllanN

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    It looks pretty real, but with all the easily accessible imaging software out there. It could have easily been faked.
     
  4. Jody C Robins

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    Do you really have to ask?
     
  5. Josh Lowe

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    That is so photoshopped.
    Sharks don't jump out of the water like that. Not to mention the angle and attitude of its body is all wrong if it really were leaping out of the water.
    Not to mention the sound of a helicopter that size would scare the living shit out of a shark.
    Not to mention that's San Francisco bay. A great white next to the bridge? No.
    Ugh, I just hate this silly hoax photos that get passed around as being real. [​IMG] Next we'll see that stupid photo of the VW Jetta with all the "lumber" strapped to the top with string.
     
  6. Joel Mack

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    nevermind.
     
  7. Dennis Reno

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  8. Scott Dautel

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    Dennis:

    Talk about ironic ... that Discovery channel DVD you linked to uses the same photo on the DVD cover that was used to doctor the Helicopter photo!

    FWIW .. this week is "Shark Week" on Discovery. Probably the reason for the resurgence of this photo. Anyway, they've been running the special on breaching sharks in South Africa almost nightly. It is really amazing to see these mosnters leap out of the water with a big seal in their mouth.
     
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    Yeah, the background looks like golden gate bridge.. you dont get many sharks in sanfrancisco do ya? [​IMG]
     
  10. Kyle-K

    Kyle-K Stunt Coordinator

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    I thought that was true... snopes thinks so too...
    Lumber Car >>
    --kyle
     
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    [​IMG]
    Really cool pic though [​IMG]
     
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    Like the famous "Bad Bay" MPEG of the guy wrecking his computer, the fact that this is a fake doesn't really make it any less funny to me. [​IMG]
     
  14. Dennis Reno

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    Even if it was real, the guy was in no danger. I'm certain he had a can of Shark Repellent in his Bat Belt [​IMG]
     

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