Claim: Photograph shows a kayaker being trailed by a Great White shark.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Origins: Scarcely a week goes by in which we don’t receive yet another photograph of a shark for verification,
such is our fascination with these mysterious predators of the deep. Of especial interest are pictures that show humans in (apparently) imminent danger from threatening
The image above displays, according to its caption, a kayaker “sitting in a
Sitting in a
A similar article appearing in the December 2005 issue of the South African publication
Last updated: 29 May 2015
Bos, Thessa and Andy Brandy Casagrande IV. “Sharky Shores.” The Big Issue. December 2005. Peschak, Thomas P. and Michael C. Scholl. “Shark Detectives.” Africa Geographic. September 2005.
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