No big deal, it’s just a shark photobomb in Australia.
A surfing competition in New South Wales has gotten more international attention than it likely ever imagined, as a spinner shark made an epic breach behind surfers and swimmers and was captured at the perfect moment with a cell phone camera.
— BBC News Australia (@BBCNewsAus) December 2, 2014
The encounter took place at the annual Coffs Harbour Boardriders Club competition at Macauley’s Beach. Competitors in the surfing contest evacuated the water for about 15 minutes, but resumed riding waves after that.
“The shark actually jumped twice,” Steph Bellamy, the photographer, told the BBC. “It breached [the surface] once, and it breached again, and that was the shot that I got. It was all in the blink of an eye. I could hear people asking ‘What was that?’… I didn’t realize it was a shark until I zoomed in on the picture.”
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Did it cause concern amongst the beach visitors and surfers?
“Nobody was rattled. Everybody was really cool and blown away that I got the shot,” Bellamy said.
Aussies are brave when it comes to sharks, huh?