Breaching instruments: The BEST of BAD ocean photoshop

There is an image of a breaching shark making the rounds on social media as National Geographic’s Image of the Year. Although admittedly shark breaching can be very impressive, THIS IS A BADLY PHOTOSHOPPED FAKE. And apparently not the first National Geographic Shark breaching photoshop controversy either.

Of course with all this publicity, I am SOO getting on the bad photoshop bandwagon. My friends, the bar has been lowered and I have a magic lasso.

DISCLAIMER: If any of these instruments actually breached, it would be very bad. Very, very bad. 

Dr. Martini (156 Posts)

Kim is a Senior Oceanographer at Sea-Bird Scientific. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Washington in 2010. Her goal in life is to throw expensive s**t in the ocean. When not at sea, she has used observations from moored, satellite and land-based instruments to understand the pathways that wind and tidal energy take from large (internal tides) to small scales (turbulence). Her current mission is to make your oceanographic data be the best data it can be.

2 Replies to “Breaching instruments: The BEST of BAD ocean photoshop”

  1. Hey, hey, hey! A skilled OpenROV pilot *can* perform an 80% breach.

    And now I’m calling it the Martini Maneuver.

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