Did an image of a massive shark springing from the water win a "National Geographic" photo of the year prize? No, that's not true: This image was created by a 3D graphic artist who goes by the name "Alexyz3D" and the image was not given the award from National Geographic. This fake photo should have jumped the shark long ago.
National Geographic Picture of the Year
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Aug 24 12:50:25 2020 UTC)
Alexyz3D also created these images alongside the one that's being shared on Facebook: