Graffiti Artist Turns A Beach Stone Into A Great White Shark And People Post Their Best Pics With It

A majestic great white shark has been delightfully terrorizing beachgoers near the shore of Palolem Beach, South Goa, India – but they needn’t fear because this Jaws look-alike is made of stone. The protruding life-sized rock was transformed by American artist Jimmy Swift, who was noticed the perfectly shaped ‘head’ and was inspired by the horror film.

“When I first saw this rock it looked like a perfect place for a great white,” revealed Swift, who painted the shark in March 2015. “It’s truly amazing how mother nature can carve out such a perfect shape.” The artist’s spray-paint creation has become a landmark for travelers in the region and it’s easy to see why.

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Artist Jimmy Swift transformed this protruding rock in South Goa, India into a ‘Jaws’ inspired shark head – and it’s terrifying

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The graffiti artist shared a photo of his creation on Instagram and said it was “the hardest thing I’ve ever painted. I was literally beat up by the waves and rising tide and forced to stop before it was finished. I could have done better, but between the blowing sand and wind, splashing waves, burning hot sun and the fact I’ve never painted a shark before or painted on a 3 dimensional surface like a rock…. I think it turned out OK. When I first saw this rock it looked like a perfect place for a great white. Hopefully it doesn’t scare the crap out of people! This was inspired by the movie posters from Jaws…. A movie that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid!”  Swift has worked as an artist for over 15 years and traveled to over 90 countries, contributing art everywhere he goes

The shark has gone on to provide glorious photo ops for swimmers

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The shark was not his only mother nature inspired creation. He transformed this large rock into an elephant complete with some bushy hair

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People loved the artistic concept and realism