A picture is doing rounds on social which is claimed to be of one of the largest blue whales captured on camera.
One of the largest blue whales ever caught on camera during a helicopter ride pic.twitter.com/slR1FyZfHp
— Farrukh Shahzad Chauhan (@FarrukhFL) September 21, 2019
One of the largest blue whales ever caught on camera during a helicopter ride today. pic.twitter.com/I8HGoUnT9w
— Kee (@shanice_kee) September 21, 2019
When NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture we found that the claim attached to it is false and the picture is a digital creation.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across the original source of the image.
An Instagram user umutrecberart posted the picture on July 26th, 2019 and in the caption he had wrote- “This is my own digital manipulation study. It was created by bringing two photos together. Photoshop was used as a tool. Thanks to everyone who conveyed their best wishes to me for the artwork I have done. I hope you will be pleased with my work. Good day to everyone.”
In another post, the user had described the steps and posted the seprate images used to create the viral picture.
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‘Mother’ step by step before-after. -> _ A lot of people texted me. I wanted to share the steps before and after. Good day to everyone. * Bridge photo: @chuttersnap * Whale photo: @pixabay * Edit be me. _ ▪Note: Don’t forget to comment if you want more videos.Thank you to everyone for your interest.. _ #LaunchDsigns #learnphotoshop #enterimagination #manipulationclan #photocollage #edit_grams #TheUniversalArt #thecreativers #artshub #artselect #enter_visual_ #Visual_Creatorz #discoveredit #manipulationteam #graphicroozane #natgeowild #ps_wanderlust #photoshop_indonesia #photoshop #thegraphicspr0ject #photomanipulation #artspotlight #arts_secret #surrealart #artistic_unity_
Hence, the above information proves that the viral picture is a digital creation and not a real image.
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