Woman snaps incredible photo of kids and a shark at Manhattan Beach

While enjoying an ordinary beach day at Manhattan Beach, CA this past Friday, June Emerson captured an incredible photo. Her 12-year-old son Quinn and his friend were surfing when Emerson snapped a picture of them just in front of a breaking wave. It wasn’t until she got home and checked out the photos that she saw the silhouette of a pretty large shark inside the wave, just past the kids.

“It was quite a shock to see” the photo, June Emerson said.

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

The exact species is unknown, however, great white sharks do frequent the waters off of Manhattan Beach.

Following is the photo Emerson took, as well as the story from KTLA.

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  • Timothy

    I’ve seen many of these around Manhattan Beach, it’s actually a walleye

  • it’s a dolphin

    it’s a dolphin