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Shark Photobomb in Australia: Surfing Competition Gets Surprise Visitor

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Dec 2014 03:13 PM

An image of a shark photobombing a surfing competition in Australia has gone viral.

"He jumped twice, he photobombed big time, then he went on his way," said Steph Bellamy, who was photographing mothers and their children when she captured the image, The Associated Press reported.

The surfers were called out of the water for about 15 minutes after Bellamy showed the photo to officials, according to the AP. The event continued after the short break.



The shark was thought to be a 7-foot spinner shark. Before the image proved it was a shark, some had mistaken it for a tuna or a dolphin.

Bellamy told the BBC that the shark's appearance didn’t rattle participants.

"Everyone was just sort of blown away by it — and everybody wanted a picture of the shark," she said.

She said the shark was chasing a fish and not posing a danger to people.

Some people have criticized the image, claiming it was digitally altered, according to the BBC.

"That cracks me up — I'm a 47-year-old mum who wouldn't know how to Photoshop to save my life!" Bellamy said.

Twitter users shared their reactions.






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