This is my first apperance at this forum, so let me please introduce myself. I'm a psychologist, not a zoologist, but the photos of a living giant squid that could be seen in all papers some days ago raised my interest in giant squids. When I googled for more informations and photos I found a photo of a stranded giant squid that looks REALLY gigantic. Even if one takes into consideration that the squid could lay before a huge rock at the beach, so that the huge mass in the background would have nothing to do with the squid's body.
However, the source of that photo is quite obscure. I've found it both at a cryptozoology-site (http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com...bum=15&page=17) and at a spanish-speaking website that deals with sea-monsters, blobs, 'n stuff (http://axxon.com.ar/zap/200/c-Zapping0200.htm). Unfortunately, I don't speak any spanish and the cryptozoologiacl website is so cryptic that it doesn't deliver much informations - besides the claim that this very squid should have been washed ashore at the Bahamas. But I couldn't find any reference to a giant squid stranded at the bahamas (especially not to one of this size). So I decided to turn to your forum to ask for further informations.
(1) Does anybody know this photo (and can tell me more about it)?
(2) Is it fake or fact? (you can do a lot with photoshop)
Nice greetings from Frankfurt (Germany)