Writer proves that Discovery aired fake image of Megaladon shark

English author and The Guardian columnist George Monbiot has accused Discovery Channel of faking a photograph of a long-extinct shark for a dramatized documentary called Megaladon: The Monster Shark Lives. After noticing that the sepia-toned “photograph” of a shark above bore all the signs of a hoax, Monbiot reached out to the internet, promising a signed copy of his new book to anyone that could prove Discovery had broadcast a fake image.

After multiple readers started to investigate, the truth was revealed to Monbiot. The photograph in question, which purports to show a 64-foot long Megaladon shark swimming behind nazi U-boats near Cape Town, South Africa, is actually a frame from archive footage of U-boats shot in the Atlantic….

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