Shark Photobomb in Australia? A group of mothers surfing at Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales north coast had the shock of their lives on the weekend when a large shark leapt from the water about 30m from shore, right next to where they were competing.
The Spinner shark, which was only visible momentarily, was spotted by an amateur photographer who happened to take a photograph at the same time.
“The shark actually jumped twice,” Steph Bellamy, who took the photograph, told BBC Australia.
“It breached [the surface of the water] once, and it breached again, and that was the shot that I got. It was all in the blink of an eye,” she said.
“I could hear people asking ‘What was that?’… I didn’t realise it was a shark until I zoomed in on the picture.”
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The shark had “photobombed”, the surfers, she added.
Ms Bellamy alerted the competition’s announcer to the presence of the shark.
Surfers were called out of the water for ten minutes before the competition resumed.
Spinner sharks can grow to nearly three metres long and can be found in in tropical and warm temperate waters nearly worldwide.[fwdevp preset_id=”8″ video_path=”qLPZ3C2gPFU”]