Tina Fey, you’ve got nothin’ on this photobombing stingray.
A group of tourists got a little too friendly with a stingray while they were in Stingray City in Cayman Islands after one crept up behind them during a photo. The result? A priceless photobomb of the stingray behind the shocked the three women, one of which is screaming and the other two evoking looks of absolute terror.
The photo was first posted on Reddit by user epic767 and since has gone viral on many websites, including Buzzfeed. But that’s not all. One crafty reporter over at Mashable decided to Photoshop an image of a stingray into famous photos throughout history, like Alfred Eisenstaedt’s infamous “V-J Day in Times Square.”
And in case you’re wondering, the stingray in the Reddit photo is real, according to Discovery.com, which pointed out that from the vantage point of the photo, the stingray is showing its mouth and nostrils, not its eyes which are located on top of the body.
In 2008, a 75-pound stingray killed a woman from Michigan while she was riding a boat in the Florida Keys. According to MSNBC, stingrays are known to jump out of the water at time but are generally not aggressive.
"Rays jump to escape a predator, give birth and shake off parasites," Lynn Gear, supervisor of fishes and reptiles at Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, told MSNBC in 2008. "They do not attack people."
However, two years before the 2008 incident, television star of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin died from a poisonous stingray bite.