The Weather Channel collected a handful of oft-used fake photos of weather to hopefully warn viewers to not be duped by phony storm pictures.
Some were more obviously fake than others — like a picture of Paula Deen sitting on a cross that crashed into an “Adult World” shop or a “tornado gobbling up a rainbow.”
But others included in the Weather Channel’s list have duped the media before.
For example, the first picture in the Weather Channel’s collection shows a supercell storm cloud. The cloud is real and was taken by a storm chaser. But the cloud was doctored into a picture of the Statue of Liberty during Hurricane Sandy.
iMediaEthics has previously written about a couple of the faked photos, including an image of a shark purportedly swimming through flood waters. But, the shark first was published in 2005 and was later Photoshopped into different locations and misidentified as a Puerto Rico flood during Hurricane Irene.
See the Weather Channel’s collection of seven doctored storm photos and be on the lookout as Hurricane Season starts June 1.