Monday, April 26, 2004

Kurt Jones Photography


Kurt Jones is a Sports Photographer. His site has some absolutely astounding photos.

One of his most famous shots (above and below) is being circulated around the Net -- either without attribution or with someone else wrongly claiming them as their own. Also, these are not -- as erroneously described -- sharks attacking surfers:

1) Kurt Jones took the photos, and not the idiot claiming them as his own;

2) These are Dolphins, not sharks. (Its even been debunked by Snopes).

UPDATE: April 27, 2004
Kurt and I exchanged emails -- yes, these are his photos; no they are not sharks, they are merely Dolphins being playful.

Check out the rest of his way cool photographs.

Kurt Jones Photography



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The picture of the dolphins and 2 surfers is NOT by Kurt Jones.
I took this picture at Cave Rock near Durban, South Africa on the 28th June 2002 during the Rip Curl Tube Masters contest.
The picture was taken on a Nikon D1X camera with a Nikkor 500mm mirror lens. It has been published at least 184 times with no credit or payment to myself.

Posted by: John Pauling | Mar 6, 2006 10:08:17 AM


Posted by: nilza | Jul 27, 2006 7:44:20 PM

semplicemente fantastica...

Posted by: assunta | Oct 21, 2006 11:23:28 AM

I recently received the 'Dolphins-South Africa' print on a post card, from south africa, it has John Pauling written on the bottom.
Amazing work, and i want it in a larger format, where can i buy it?

Posted by: Matt | Nov 24, 2006 9:16:12 AM

The photo of the two surfers and mulitiple dolphins is NOT my photograph.
The first one, with the single dolphin and single surfer is my image.
Sorry for any confusion, but I have never claimed the 2nd photograph as my own.


Kurt Jones

Posted by: Kurt Jones | Nov 24, 2006 9:58:00 AM

wow bro you are one awesome photoagrapher, those are some amazing pictures. and did any of those surfers get attacked by any of those sharks

Posted by: kristian muller | Apr 21, 2007 10:14:42 AM

those are actually dolphins (uh, read the text portion of the post)

Posted by: Barry Ritholtz | Apr 21, 2007 10:22:07 AM

muy buenas las fotos!! realmente impresionante. felicitaciones.

Posted by: Ali | Feb 27, 2008 7:46:37 PM

is there any way or anywhere i might be able to find these pictures in poster form in which i can order?? tremendous captures

Posted by: Mike Bova | Mar 17, 2008 3:50:37 PM

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