Claim: Photograph shows a surfer’s close encounter with a lurking shark.
Status: Real photograph; inaccurate description.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Look at this! That dude’s about to get munched by a shark!
Origins: The photograph displayed above is indeed real, but it doesn’t depict the hair-raising scene most viewers think it does.
This picture was taken by photographer
A subsequent picture of the animal snapped later in the day by the same photographer demonstrates conclusively that it was in fact a dolphin:
Last updated: 24 July 2003