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Old 07-21-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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Ralph Mothes and Paloma Werner of Cape Town Sailing Academy in South Africa are old hats when it comes to expeditions on the open seas. But there's no way they could have anticipated Sunday's wildlife encounter when they set out for a routine sail near Robben Island: A 40-ton whale leaped out of the sea and landed on the deck of their boat, the London Daily Telegraph reports. Luckily, Mothes and Werner both came away alive, as did the whale.
Beware of jumping whales if you’re sailing off South Africa - Yahoo! News
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Holy ****! That is crazy. I'm glad no humans or whale were hurt
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'm still wondering how someone was able to perfectly photograph that.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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That's even worse than the BP photoshop job! It's extremely easy to photoshop a whale or a yacht when the open sea is your foreground. The shadows and sun angles are not consistent between the sail, the hull and the whale. If a giant whale is about to crash my boat, I think I'd be panicking! Look at the guy in the boat, he's not even looking in the direction of the whale. And the biggest giveaway? The source of the photo is "undetermined." Right. You would think with all the photoshop frenzy in the news recently, reputable news sites would more closely check their sources!
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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That's even worse than the BP photoshop job! It's extremely easy to photoshop a whale or a yacht when the open sea is your foreground. The shadows and sun angles are not consistent between the sail, the hull and the whale. If a giant whale is about to crash my boat, I think I'd be panicking! Look at the guy in the boat, he's not even looking in the direction of the whale. And the biggest giveaway? The source of the photo is "undetermined." Right. You would think with all the photoshop frenzy in the news recently, reputable news sites would more closely check their sources!
Are you suggesting that Yahoo is a reputable news site??? If so, that's funny.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: on an island
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So did the couple also fake the destruction of their mast?
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Whale pic may be fake: News24: Sci-Tech: News
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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Kaboom! Whale Crash-Lands on Boat - ABC News
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: on an island
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The picture in that link is credited to Paloma Werner, the wife of the couple in that boat. How did she take the picture if she was on the boat?
Am I missing something here? Did someone give her the photo?
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Are you suggesting that Yahoo is a reputable news site??? If so, that's funny.
More reputable than TMZ. They pay a lot of money to their employees to check these things out, this should have never been printed.
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