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Someone showed me this picture today at work and I thought it was amazing.

But now, back at home, I find it just looks a bit fake?

I still think it's amazing, but is it real?

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Where would it be taken from though? You should be able to see the water line half submerging the lens.

Also, if it was a single image you'd have to have a pretty clever half-and-half lens that could focus the images through water and air through which light travels in different ways.

I'm dubious. Good fun though.
 

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A nice painting, but not a photo I think.
 

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It is indeed a fake photo, forget the details though. Maybe it's on snopes?
 

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Ah well.....thanks for putting me straight.
Still an excellent image though :)
 

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It rather unfortunately reminded me of the AIDS iceberg of 1980s infomercial fame.
 

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look like an amateur photoshop picture
The details differ hugely between the two halves.
Is the sun also directly below the ice berg too?
 

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Very pretty, but
- it's "taken" from quite a way away, and you can't see anywhere near that far underwater, even very clear water
- the beams of light in the water are coming from the wrong place
- there doesn't seem to be any surface to the water close-up
- it's just blatantly not a real photograph

I reckon also that iceburgs wouldn't look much like that underwater.
 

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For the record ...
This picture is actually a composite image called “The Essence of Imagination,” marketed by Successories, the “premiere source for motivational media” ...

The image itself was actually produced in 1999 by Ralph A. Clevenger, a professional nature and underwater photographer who is also a member of the faculty of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. As Mr. Clevenger explained, this image is not a single photograph but a composite of four different photographs (not all taken in the same place) ...
SOURCE: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/giant-newfoundland-iceberg/
 
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