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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:03 PM
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Photo - Great White Shark lurks while kids play on beach


Stunning Photos Capture Great White Shark Lurking As Children Play On Australian Beach
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:05 PM
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1. That looks incredibly fake
Figures it would come from a Fox website.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:15 PM
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7. I vote "fake" too. And yes, it's the source that tips the "fake" probability over 50% in my mind. nt
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:45 PM
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19. I'm no photoshop expert but it's not crazy to assume great whites ....
.... can be that close to the beach.

I recall a video of a surfer that got nipped by one GW and just missed by another at the same time. This was in the breaking waves near the beach.

Anyway...

http://m.news.com.au/BreakingNews/pg/1/fi699665.htm

THIS is not a scene from Jaws, this is Hawks Nest, north of Newcastle on the New South Wales Central Coast.

Lurking in the shallows, just metres from where two little boys played happily on the sand, was the ocean's most feared predator, The Daily Telegraph said.

This photograph shows how frighteningly close the maneater came to the shoreline at Bennetts beach, a popular tourist destination and favoured beach for thousands of people.

The incredible photo, taken a few weeks ago, was snapped on the same stretch of beach where wakeboarder Lisa Mondy was mauled by a great white on March 16.


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Baclava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:05 PM
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26. Seems real enough to me
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Wldcard3 Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:45 PM
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40. I agree - Fake
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:07 PM
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2. It's apparently steam-powered
Cool. :thumbsup:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:34 PM
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12. LOL! nt
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:08 PM
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3. at least nobody is in the water
and, I'm not sure the shark is a great white.
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themadstork Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:10 PM
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4. Was there a laser attached to its head?
Really does look fake.
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:14 PM
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5. I'll never forget flying home to Daytona
We couldn't land for a few minutes so the pilot flew us over the beach. Among all the surfers and kids playing were dozens of sharks right in there with them.

Being a surfer myself we knew they were there but you just can't see them. Quite a shock seeing that from a birds eye view :)
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:15 PM
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6. Here, kiddie, kiddie.
;-)
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:16 PM
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8. Fake or not, the promotion of fear is despicable.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:36 PM
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14. Promotion of fear?
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:31 PM
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29. Yes.
Notice the responses on this OP.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:34 PM
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30. You mean all the ones claiming it is a fake?
I guess I just don't see how this in any way is "promoting fear."
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:46 PM
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41. It has nothing to do with those who claim it's a fake.
I guess you haven't read the responses.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:14 PM
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39. People are afraid of potentially fake photos?
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:46 PM
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42. Nope.
Try again.
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:53 PM
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25. LOLZ...
...a picture (that is hosted by multiple sources) that shows a picture of a shark in the surf is 'the promotion of fear'

LOL...it is a cool picture.

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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:30 PM
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28. No, it's not really a big deal at all.
It's pointless other than for those news sources to continue to make everyone afraid of everything.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:18 PM
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9. Seen the "shark in a wave" shopped a million ways
I dunno if this is or not, but it seems very unlikely. Nor is there anyone in the water, so where's the threat?

Of course, we're doing a kick ass job of hunting some species of shark to extinction, partially based on photos like this and woo-woo medicine.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:48 PM
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23. just googled "shark in a wave", heh. lots of funny pictures out there, including
one that seems to be this shark, all on its own in a wave.

How about pitbull in a wave?


Just when you thought pools were safe
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:19 PM
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10. Nice of them to let us know that this summer's distraction will be "shark attacks!" again. n/t
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:47 PM
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20. Or just "shark attack," which is more statistically likely
Couple dozen a year, and hundreds of millions of people panic about it.
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:30 PM
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11. I do hope that caption is not from a DUer
Because it is moronic.

Let's just assume that it is not fake. It is, in any case, not a particularly good photo.

Also, it would be like taking a photo of a train at full speed as it approaches a level crossing with a truck waiting patiently, and safely, behind the barrier. The caption: Speeding train races past parked vehicles. Ooooh. Scary. In other words, if the boys were in the water, then it would be potentially frightening. But it's not. It's in the water, and no one is in the water. Hey, maybe there was a shark sighting and the lifeguards made sure everyone's out of the water. How often have sharks beached, and how often have those beached sharks taken bites out of people.

All in all, pretty stupid.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:35 PM
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13. Pretty small for a Great White. Looks more like a reef shark.
Cool photo, nonetheless.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:37 PM
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15. That is SO photoshopped.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:44 PM
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18. I don't believe it is.
What makes you think it isn't real? The dorsal and tail fins breaking the surface of the wave would cause the whitewater. It is totally possible.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:48 PM
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22. why do you think so?
it's not such an unusual shark, it's not flying, or as big as a bus, or anything else that would be a give-away...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:41 PM
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32. maybe a April Fool's joke on Fox?
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:45 PM
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37. How far out do you think that first wave is?
And how deep would the water be? And how big are great white sharks?
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:11 PM
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38. I don't think its a great white. But that doesn't make it a photoshop
just mis-captioned.

It could be a photoshop job, but it's not an obvious one. Not at this resolution anyway...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:37 PM
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31. Looks like this picture (2 links) reversed and bits added/changed.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:29 PM
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34. ...
:-(
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:39 PM
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16. works on me...
:scared:
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:42 PM
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17. Are sharkes prone to come up onto the beach to eat children?
I lived about an hour south of Daytona Beach for much of my life. I surfed with sharks all the time. We used the buddy system...if you saw a shark, paddle like hell and let the shark get your buddy. But I never once, ever, saw a shark go ashore to eat children.

However, I have seen porpoises do this a lot. They love to surf. We were in Cocoa Beach last November and saw three porpoises doing exactly what is portrayed in this photo. So, it could be faked based on a porpoise pic. It could be totally real. But what's the hysteria? If this photographer saw the shark playing in the surf, did he then let those kids go out and swim with it? That's the only problem here. Remember, sharks live in the ocean. We live on land. We can't be surprised if we wander into their home and they're a little upset about it.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:47 PM
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21. Man goes into cage, cage goes into water. Shark's in the water. Our shark.
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thelordofhell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:00 AM
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36. Farewell and adieu to ye fair Spanish ladies
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 02:01 AM by thelordofhell
Farewell and adieu ye ladies of Spain
For we've recieved orders to sail back to Boston
And never no more shall we see you again
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:53 PM
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24. They're not kids to the shark, they're appetizers.
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Baclava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:16 PM
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27. They need those surf signs on the beach: "You are now entering the food chain"
Of course, rip currents kill far more beach goers than anything swimming in the water.
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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:48 PM
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33. Here is Florida we don't worry about just one shark


We've got schools of the things.
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thelordofhell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:56 PM
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35. "That's some bad hat, Harry."
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