Photos: Shark has uncanny resemblance to Donald Trump

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

02nd Feb, 2021. 08:18 pm
Shark Trump

A wildlife photographer has spotted a Florida lemon shark having an uncanny resemblance to the former USA’s President Donald Trump.

The photographer, Tanner Mansell, had captured the photo back in December 2019, however, the photo of the shark has started to make rounds on social media this year, after Joe Biden became the new President of the United States of America.

Mansell captured the photo of the shark while diving off the coast near his home in Florida’s Jupiter.

The image of the shark went viral and received plenty of comments from the netizens as they were quick to identify the resemblance.

One person wrote: “Am I alone to see a Trump hair shape?”

One of the netizens wrote: “I wanna apologize in advance to the shark but he looks like Trump.”

Another said: “Tell me why I thought this was a Trump face swap.”

While others couldn’t stop themselves making fun of Trump, writing: “Trump’s in deep water.”

After the photo went viral, the photographer said,

“I crave moments beneath the surface, capturing new angles of wildlife that have not been captured.

“It was actually more than an obsession, and still is, it’s more of an addiction – I am truly happiest when doing so.”

The shark in the photo was doing this thing called ‘gaping’.

“After a meal, sometimes the ligaments and tendons can become stressed and out of place, so the sharks will open their jaws as wide as they can to re-align everything, and extend their jaws from the head.”

“Kind of like they will do before chomping down on a big meal.

“I had been trying to get a photo of the ‘jaw gaping’ for over a year, I had seen them do it so many times but they were always too far away, facing the wrong direction, and I never had the opportunity to photograph it.

“On this day everything worked out and I got the photo.”

Talking about the response his photo has had, he added: “When I first posted the photo, it completely blew up.

“I was surprised to see the number of comments it got regarding Trump.

“I didn’t see it at first but I can see what people are saying [it]. That was always the top comment with many people agreeing.

“I think it’s funny and unique. I have never heard of anybody comparing a shark to a human.”

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