Venice, Italy, a city built on more than 100 little islands, is famed for its canals and bridges. A set of photographs purportedly showing large whales swimming through those canals are frequently circulated on social media:
All three of these images were created by Robert Jahns (Instagram user Nois 7) who has garnered a large following for his photo manipulations. (We previously covered his doctored image that appeared showed a massive waterslide in Dubai.)
Jahns told CityLab in 2014:
“When I started my Instagram account 2 years ago I saw that many artists had success. I wanted that many people [to] see my work and I wanted to inspire them and exalt their imagination. That’s what I am able to do nowadays, it’s a passion.”
Ray, Michael. “Grand Canal.”
Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
Metcalfe, John. “Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters.”
City Lab. 9 April 2014.