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I don't know if anybody else has seen the story of the whale breaching and crushing a yacht - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10712323
Saw it earlier this afternoon, and the first thing I thought is that the photo looks fake - but I'm not sure why!
Then I saw the story on the Fox News website - http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/21/whale-leaps-water-lands-couples-sailbo... - where there's a few reader comments saying it's fake.
So what do you think??
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One thing that makes me wonder is the guy on deck - surely by the point the photo is taken he'd have looked around to see what the noise or huge shape to his left is?
Quote: One thing that makes me wonder is the guy on deck
he does seem a bit static.. maybe he's frozen to the spot! how do the sceptics explain the damaged boat?
Quote: A nearby tourist caught the moment on camera.
As one does. Camera at the ready, concentrating on the yacht, just in case a whale should come to call.
Quote: how do the sceptics explain the damaged boat?
He did something embarrasingly stupid and is now trying to con the insurance company!
Even the compact camera with the longest shutter lag could have caught another pic with the whale crashing into the yacht, and then sliding into the sea! So where are they?
you are not a "yachty" are you Magnus - its difficult to think of "something embarassingly stupid" that would cause the damage shown (but whale impact would do it )
Quote: Even the compact camera with the longest shutter lag could have caught another pic with the whale crashing into the yacht, and then sliding into the sea! So where are they?
Perhaps they weren't considered as dramatic? That they weren't published doesn't mean they weren't taken.
Quote: (but whale impact would do it )
"Whale meat again...."
Oh no Jools - did you have to (you will have me "Blubbering"! )
QED (unless you believe that the video was a fake too?)
i was just going to say to everyone saying its fake.... is the video a fake too then
It used to be that people were fooled by pictures that were fakes - now they're being fooled by pictures that aren't fakes. Strange world.
Quote: now they're being fooled by pictures that aren't fakes
then again, maybe the envy that someone got such a shot makes them wish that it was a fake?
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