No, this pic is not Photoshopped!
This giant sea creature washed ashore in New Zealand last Tuesday. Turns out it was a giant female squid with tentacles measuring over 16 feet long!
For reference, the man in the photo, photographer Jay Lewis, is six feet tall! It's unclear how the squid died, but samples are headed to Auckland and Otago Universities for further research. The body is now frozen and on display at the Kaikoura Marine Centre and Aquarium.
We had to do a double-take when we first saw the photo. That squid sure looks an awful lot like a giant ______________________ !
[Image via Jay Lewis/Facebook.]