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  1. #1 Doyle
    October 12, 2008

    The obvious caption would seem to be “Oh, Shit!” as that likely represents both what the surfer is saying and what he is doing.

  2. #2 eddie
    October 12, 2008

    Shark says – “Race you, little one”.

  3. #3 Monica
    October 12, 2008

    Surfer to shark: YOU’RE GOING THE WRONG WAY, YOU’RE GOING TO KILL SOMEONE!

  4. #4 Monica
    October 12, 2008

    Surfer to shark: YOU’RE GOING THE WRONG WAY, YOU’RE GOING TO KILL SOMEONE!

  5. #5 Armchair Dissident
    October 12, 2008

    “Little Jonny’s April Fool’s joke may have gone a little too far”

  6. #6 peter
    October 12, 2008

    “Flipper!!!”
    -or-
    “Oh please let that be a dolphin”
    -or-
    “Damn, another one with a wrapper…”

  7. #7 Benjamin Franz
    October 12, 2008

    “I didn’t know there were lawyers in these waters,” the shark thought before fleeing in fear.

  8. #8 llewelly
    October 12, 2008

    Like most of the photos you post, the best caption is ‘Look Mommy! i iz good with teh ph0tsh0p!’

  9. #9 Greg Laden
    October 12, 2008

    llewelly: Not one of these photos are photo shopped, how dare yo suggest such a thing! They are downloaded from The Internet untouched!

  10. #10 WATERCAT
    October 12, 2008

    IM IN UR SURF
    STEALIN UR WAVES

  11. #11 watercat
    October 12, 2008

    IM IN UR SURF
    STEALIN UR WAVES

  12. #12 Andrew
    October 12, 2008

    Holy crap, there’s a human! Danger Danger!!!

  13. #13 Romeo Vitelli
    October 12, 2008

    Things might have gone badly for the surfer if the shark had not been on a low-carb diet.

  14. #14 Elizabeth
    October 12, 2008

    Totally tubular!!!11!! Shark is hanging ten.

  15. #15 Hank Roberts
    October 12, 2008

    Caption:

    Google Image Search is one way to identify the photographer when a picture has been reposted without its copyright.
    Click here:

    http://images.google.com/images?q=%22urban+legend%22+%2Bshark+%2Bsurfer+%2Bwave&btnG=Search+Images

    Within the first page of hits you’ll find two copies; the latter of them leads you to the source and copyright:
    http://www.surfshooter.com/Dolphin-surfer.jpg

  16. #16 Greg Laden
    October 12, 2008

    Caption: The most you will generally get from me is a link to where I found the photograph because, really, I’m not in charge of the internet…

    But it is nice to know where it came from (does not obviate that it was faked).

    But I am very disappointed to find that it was a dolphin and not a Great White Shark!!!

  17. #17 somebody
    October 12, 2008

    The mudshark comes to life

  18. #18 Peter Mc
    October 12, 2008

    Sh….sh….sh….SHIT!

  19. #19 Hank Roberts
    October 12, 2008

    > obviate?

    The next image is easier to identify.

    http://www.surfshooter.com/DolphinInfo.html

    Photographer’s gallery: http://www.printroom.com/pro/kj

  20. #20 Greg Laden
    October 12, 2008

    Yea, but, dolphins eat surfers all the time. Little known fact.

  21. #21 TimJ
    October 12, 2008

    “I think I’ll eat a surfer. Just for the halibut”

  22. #22 omar
    October 12, 2008

    Hey, can I catch a ride?

  23. #23 allison
    October 12, 2008

    “Big Shark Swims Past Surfer”

  24. #24 sailor
    October 13, 2008

    It looks like a shark to me and not a dolphin. Dolphins tail fins run laterally (probably so they can go up and down with ease as they have to breath air). sharks fins run vertically. Take a look a the photo. Now that said, a strange angle might only make it appear that way

  25. #25 Morejello
    October 13, 2008

    “Natural selection in 3… 2… 1…”

  26. #26 ice9
    October 15, 2008

    porpoise. Bott or spinner. Horizontal caudal fin, heavy caudal peduncle. But at that roll angle, the forward body shape and appearance of the pectoral and dorsal are very sharklike. Very cool snap.

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