Shark Photobombs Family Picture At Manhattan Beach

    December 30, 2013
    Lindsay McCane
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It was just another day at the beach for a California family. The kids were playing near the shore and June Emerson, the children’s mother, was doing what every mother does…snapping pictures. It wasn’t until she later looked at those pictures, that she realized their photos had been photobombed…by a shark!

“It was quite a shock to see,” Emerson said. “Many local surfers and lifeguards have seen this and believe it to be a shark. Of course, I told my kids it was dolphin, as we live at the beach and are in the waters here almost daily.”

Emerson said her children didn’t realize that the shark was swimming so close to them, and she wasn’t going to terrify them by telling them that it was. “I’m not sure what it was,” she told CBS2/KCAL9, “but it definitely scared me when I thought it might be a shark.”


Emerson later posted the picture on her Facebook page with a caption that read: “Another beautiful day at the beach. Big waves and apparently Big Fish! (Look into wave to right of Quinn Emerson, who’s out catching a few!) – Manhattan Beach, California.” The picture instantly received thousands of views and comments.

What do you think the photobomber is…dolphin or shark? Leave your comments below.

Image via KTLA

  • sadra coleman

    don’t no what it is, thank god no one got hurt. I will be watching when we go to the beach again, in 2014

  • Sour Dough

    I used to live in Hermosa Beach, which is just south of Manhattan Beach where this picture was taken, and you can often see dolphins swimming/playing near the Manhattan/Hermosa/Redondo Beach piers and shore. While I’d like to think it’s a dolphin, the tail is a giveaway that it’s a shark of some kind but not likely dangerous.