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Towing A Killer Whale
Status: Photoshopped
image I found this picture on a Finnish-language website, but there was no information about it. However, I'd say it was definitely photoshopped, and not particularly skillfully. The ropes look fake. (The one thing that made me hesitate before saying it was fake, however, was the thought that it could be a picture of an attempt to tow away a beached whale, or something like that.)
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 16, 2006
Comments (9)
This picture was actually a winning entry on a recent Worth1000 photoshop competition. Someone has removed the worth1000 watermark that the picture should have
Posted by Tina  in  New Zealand  on  Mon Jan 16, 2006  at  12:55 AM
Worth1000! What a surprise. It's like a rule that all photoshopped pictures either come from Worth1000 or Fark.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Jan 16, 2006  at  01:52 AM
You can tell the orca is a seperate picture. You can see the spray from where the whale was coming out of the water in the original image. I'm sure the tractor wouldn't be dragging him fast enough to create such a spray.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Mon Jan 16, 2006  at  02:09 AM
I doubt that dinky tractor could tow such a load anyways on a wet slope.
Posted by dae dae  on  Mon Jan 16, 2006  at  03:01 PM
Hehehe. Go free willie! Wait! No! Look out for that tractor! Too late!
Posted by Lady Hedoniste  in  Chilling with 14 other tiny people in your head.  on  Mon Jan 16, 2006  at  10:21 PM
Also, I think it's pretty obvious that Orca's do not grow that large. The man in the tractor would be a tiny little morsel to that whale. Recall that the Orca's primary diet is composed of sea lions which are smaller than humans.
Posted by Roger  on  Tue Jan 17, 2006  at  10:42 AM
Hello, Biarritz ...? Finnland calling.
We'll be needing our Sami fleshscraper back after all.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Wed Jan 18, 2006  at  06:50 PM
Obviously photoshopped, and not very well I might add. The cutting is choppy, ropes are obviously fake, perspective is wrong, lighting is wrong. This shouldn't even really be on this page. Anyone who would believe this is clearly a fool.
Posted by Sadistyk  on  Thu Jan 19, 2006  at  04:04 AM
Yep, definitely photoshop. The ropes don't look real and they don't look like they're even on the whale... and the position of the whale is odd, somehow...
Posted by NFMZ  in  Selangor  on  Thu Jan 19, 2006  at  06:34 AM
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