These are not fakes!
I came across these images in Shark detectives, an article in Africa Geographic magazine. The photos of this 4m (!!) beauty were taken by Thomas P. Peschak, along the South-Western coast of South-Africa.
The article describes how close these gorgeous beasts do get to the shore. I can honestly say that whenever I do take a swim in the sea in SA, I usually swim out at least as far as this shark is pictured. And these photos were taken not that far from where I used to spend 4 weeks of every year.
Maybe it is time to rethink my oceanic excursions?!?