Sep 09 2008

Photo of Shark at Ocean Beach

Published by at 9:48 am under Sharks

shark ocean beach Photo of Shark at Ocean Beach

Here’s a photo from a couple days ago of a surfer blasting the top of a wave at glassy, beautiful Ocean Beach, San Francisco… oh wait, there’s a fin in the background?!

Ocean Beach, San Francisco is in the Red Triangle, or in case you haven’t heard is one of the sharkiest places in the world. There have been a slew of recent great white sightings at Ocean Beach and Stinson Beach, further north in Marin. Stinson Beach was closed over Labor Day Weekend because of shark sightings.

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15 responses so far

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  • http://traveltrevor.com tkane2000

    do we know for sure this wasn’t photoshopped?

  • http://swimatyourownrisk.com/ markus

    holy crap!

  • Evan

    we don’t know for sure that it’s not photoshopped, probably would require a digital photo expert to determine it. it completely believable considering the number of sightings up in san francisco and marin county in the last month. i surfed ocean beach for five years and there were at least a couple sharks sightings a year.

  • j2

    It seems odd that the surfer is not the center of the photo and luck that the shark just made it in the shot…the sharks are always out there crusing just outside the line up but rarely at the surface like that so close…looks fake to me

  • brittany

    now, honestly dont you think if he was going to photoshop this, he would make it much more dramatic then what you guys think he did to it. seriously…. if you have nothing good to say, dont say anything.

  • brittany

    and also, with the comment right before mine… it seems odd the surfer isnt in the middle? well considering hes riding a wave.. you try taking a picture of a surfer and put the surfer in the middle….

  • sumdum surfer

    shopped or not, it’s not a fin. it looks like a muir in flight. no wake in water. not triangular. let’s move on.

  • roger

    Dolphins

  • John

    # j2on 18 Sep 2008 at 4:48 am
    It seems odd that the surfer is not the center of the photo and luck that the shark just made it in the shot…the sharks are always out there crusing just outside the line up but rarely at the surface like that so close…looks fake to me—

    I am a photographer and it looks to me that the photographer here was following the rule of thirds, that is you never position your subject in the center of a frame, and ask any world famous photographer out there that is honest and they will admit that some of their best shots were lucky shots. The front dorsal fin however does look a little like a bird in flight though and the rear dorsal fin a bird chillin’ in the water.

    Just my 2c

  • http://surfingwaves.blog.com/ Tsunami

    Brilliant! Thanks a lot!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CH6QTXRRE4BFEM6SMHJGYEGZNI Thomas

    We see what fear tells us to: it’s probably just a bird; sharks almost never swim in pairs that close to the shore, at the surface and in broad daylight, nonetheless.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VFT6DEQSBGKBZC7PZIEJWCSCJU Pamela m

    Food Chain.

  • Ken

    Thomas, that is one very large shark, probably a white.  You are seeing its dorsal and tail fins.  Not to worry though, probably just a 14′ juvenile.

  • Tmayled

    you wish but were i live the come into knee high water chasing food and we have lots and lots of sharks in port hedland