Family terrified after spotting ominous detail in beach photo
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Everybody enjoys a bit of fun in the sun, but one family were terrified after noticing a chilling detail in a photo from their recent beach day.
Unaware of the potential danger around them, they family had spent the prior hours happily paddling in the waters off the coast of Melbourne, Australia.
After they saw the images though, they’ll think twice before soaking up the sun again.
You’ll be equally shocked when you find out what lurks beneath in the innocent-looking image. Can you spot it?
Taken earlier this year at Carrum Beach, Australia, the photo has once again gone viral as people argue about the potential predator.
Originally uploaded by Chelsea SES’s Facebook page, the search and rescue group warned locals about the possible danger in the area.
They wrote: "Yesterday we posted about a shark sighting, just off the beach, between Bonbeach and Chelsea.
"Well later, we received a message from a family, who follow our page, who were at Carrum Beach, earlier in the morning.
"It was their little one's first visit to the beach, and the gentleman’s partner grabbed a couple of snaps to record the day.
The post concluded: "Later, when they got home, and looked at the pictures, they noticed something in the shallow water, just behind them, was this our shark?"
However, not everyone was convinced that the family had a close encounter with Jaws.
In fact, one user argued whether a shark would be able to come so close to the shore.
They wrote: “Looks a bit shallow for a shark that would have a fin that size judging by where the dog and guy to the left is standing. Wouldn’t the other guy behind them have noticed?"
Another added: “Couldn’t be a very big one, given the size of the dog and the depth of the water."
However, others weren’t so ready to dismiss the shark sighting.
"I agree that it can't be discounted - but it's highly unlikely that a shark cruising in the shallows would not be seen and those in the photo not aware,” a third user commented.
Tourists should be aware though that it’s not unheard of for sharks to swim along the shoreline.
In fact, one British family were similarly shocked when they noticed a shark off the coast of Spain earlier this year.
Let’s hope nobody ends up swimming with them any time soon!