Waqas Rehman it looks like that because the shadow is on the sea bed but you get the impression the shadow is on top of the water which makes the boat appear to be floating. This is possible because the water is so clear and shallow, under normal conditions you wouldn't see the bottom so the only shadow you would see would be on top of the water as it would if you were standing on solid ground.
Anyone that thinks this is a hoax is a moron. The water is clear with no rocks or anything on the bottom so you have no depth of field. This is what gives it the impression of floating. Water is transparent so you can't gauge distance accurately. If you look you can see the anchor chain hits the water level with the boat touching the water. And how can anyone say there's no refraction of light? Every time light passes through water or glass the direction of light is altered. Try holding your hand out fingers open pointing upwards when in the bath. Have just your finger tips sticking out of the water and you will notice that your fingers appear much shorter and fatter than they are. This is due to the light being refracted by the water as it acts like light passing through a lens.
I dont care if its real or photo shopped i Just want to be in that water its amazingly beautiful Great picture thanks gives me something to fantasize about today here desert and 105+ outside LOL have a terrific day
This image is a fake, it has been retouched. Notice the bottom of the boat matches the height of the persons feet. If the water is so clear, why don't you see the rest of the boats hull in the water? It would be distorted like it's shadow but you could still see it under the water.
Totally fake. Where is the ripple effect in the water from the boat? You can see ripples on the surface of the water throughout the whole picture, why is the boat somehow magically immune? If the water is so clear, why can't we see the anchor line underwater, or the anchor itself on the bottom? Come on people, use your brains!
Some of you are calling this fake or photoshopped. Incorrect. It is a natural illusion cause by our mind incorrectly calculating where the surface of the water is. If one looks closely, one can see that the glints of sunlight from the ripples on the water are over the shadow. Looking at that helped shatter the illusion for me. Also if you look closely at the bottom of the boat you can see the refraction of the water.
I said it before, that's amazing, so beautiful. I just want told be in that water asap! !!so incredibly blue and clear, at same time. Just looks heavenly. .to spend a week living on ,or next to that would be a dream. :)