Thursday, August 25, 2011

Photo Of A Shark Swimming In The Street, After Hurricane Irene Hits Puerto Rico, Is A Hoax

A photo that shows a shark swimming in a flooded street in Ponce, Puerto Rico, after the arrival of Hurricane Irene, is a hoax.  Hurricane Irene brought heavy rains and flooding to many areas of Puerto Rico, this is true, but the shark in the picture is not.  The picture was photoshopped.  A well done photoshop job, as it got a lot of people believing it was true, including a stateside local news television station, that ran the photo and the story as true.

It appears that the shark in the photo was taken from an existing photograph by Thomas Peschak, showing a man in a kayak being trailed by a 12-foot Great White Shark off the coast of Australia.

Were you duped by the picture? 

Take a look at a video of the picture of the shark, as it aired on a stateside television newscast:


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