Name What’s Wrong With This Photo and Win 4 Tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific!


Do you see what I see?! There are a lot of things wrong with the photo below. We won’t help you out with any tips (what’s THAT doing there?) but we will let you know that there are 20 things wrong with this picture in total. Can you spot just five of them? If so, please post your combo of 5 in the comment section below by June 10th. Once you do, you’ll be entered to win 4 FREE tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. It’s that easy! Good luck and happy surfing! And thanks to Seafood for the Future for donating the Aquarium tickets!


The LA Stormwater Program would like to credit JJ Rudisill, a New York based artist, for allowing us to use the great illustration featured above. You can view more of JJ’s work at The illustration was originally featured in the January 2011 issue of Southwest’s Spirit magazine. A big clean water thank you to both Spirit and JJ!


Comments (36)

  1. Joel Goldes
    May 17th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Kid playing on skateboard in the ocean.
    Kid surfing on a banana.
    Tire as life preserver.
    Lifeguard looking on the beach, not at the ocean.
    Snowman on the beach.

    Found by Celeste Goldes, age 6

  2. Marisela Diaz-Vasquez
    May 19th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    1. Moon and stars shining during daylight
    2. Lifeguard observing the opposite direction
    3. Wheels on surfboard
    4. Mom on top of shark
    5. Snowman on the beach
    6. Rabbit on the beach
    7. Snow skis on the beach
    8. Child with boots on surfboarding
    9. Ballerina on surfboard
    10. Football player on the beach
    11. Painter in the ocean

  3. Tori Frankeny, age 11
    May 19th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Rabbit on the beach
    Painting a picture while standing in the surf
    Live shark smiling on the beach
    Flying octopus
    Moon and stars out/visible during the day

  4. Sarah Wiehl
    May 19th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Lifeguard looking the wrong way.
    Kid surfing in his cowboy boots.
    Snowman on the beach.
    Skier on the beach.
    Shark on the beach.
    Artist painting in the water.
    Kid surfing on a banana.

  5. diana urena
    May 19th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I see the octupus flying, the ski person at the beach, kids surfing on bananas, easter rabbit in the sand, starfish on the sand and a snowman on the sand. the lifeguard turned around!

  6. mandi
    May 19th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    birthday cake
    moon and stars
    Octopus flying
    painting in ocean

  7. Kim Hieatt
    May 19th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    1. An octopus is flying in the sky.
    2. A snowman is on the beach.
    3. The moon is visible during the day in the sky.
    4. A child is surfing a banana.
    5. A child is skateboarding in the ocean.

  8. Lynne
    May 19th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    1. Lifeguard facing wrong way: looking away from the water
    2. Boy & girl trying to surf on the sand
    3. a flying octopus or is it just an octopus kite (?)
    4. Boy trying to surf on sand wearing boots
    5. Girl trying to use a towel as a surf board (on the sand)

  9. Shalimar
    May 19th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Rabbit coming out of the sand.
    Girl playing tennis on sand alone.
    Girl riding shark on the sand.
    Snowman at the beach.
    Boy with cowboy boots surfint the sand.

  10. Bryant
    May 19th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    The moon is out.
    Boy surfing a banana.
    Kid swimming with skateboard.
    Kid painting in the ocean.
    Lifeguard facing the wrong way.

  11. Esteban
    May 19th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Girl riding a shark on the sand.
    Snowman on the sand.
    Ballerina surfing on the sand.
    Kids building a birthday cake on the sand.
    Lifeguard not looking at the ocean.

  12. Deanna Bowers
    May 19th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Surfing on a banana
    Octopus on a string in the sky
    Artist in the surf
    Girl riding a shark
    Football player in the sand
    Rabbit coming out of the sand

  13. Pat
    May 19th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    1. rabbit with carrot
    2. snowman on sand
    3. skier in full gear on sand
    4. girl riding a shark
    5. boy surfing on a banana peel

    What a fun drawing – we found so many wonderfully fun and funny things!

  14. D. Guitang
    May 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    1. Boy surfing on banana
    2. Artist painting in ocean
    3. Snowman in sand during summer
    4. Surfer on skateboard in ocean
    5. Lifeguard facing wrong way towards land
    6. Lifeguard has tire as life preserver
    7. Stars and moon during the daytime
    8. Skier on sand
    9. Tennis player surfing on sand/towel
    10. Child on skis in sand
    11. Rabbit in rabbit hole with carrot in sand

  15. Pedrooo
    May 19th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    lifeguard looking away from ocean
    snowman on the sand
    painter in the water
    skateboarder in the water
    skier on the sand

  16. cynthia paredes
    May 19th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    banana surf board
    football player
    moon & stars
    snowman on the beach
    boy wearing cowboy boots

  17. Robyn Walsh
    May 19th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    1) Moon & stars in the sky (during the day)
    2) Lifeguard & chair facing the wrong direction
    3) Little girl on shark on the sand
    4) Football player on the sand
    5) Bunny rabbit with carrot peeping out from it’s sand hole

  18. Yvonne Teruya
    May 19th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    1. skateboard in the ocean
    2. tire on the lifeguard chair
    3. moon & stars out during the day
    4. man with skis on the beach
    5. snowman on the beach

  19. Norma
    May 19th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    1. Banana surf board
    2. Artist in the water
    3. Wheels on surf board w/hooded child
    4. Scuba diver on surf board
    5. Life guard viewing the beach side
    6. Snowman on the beach
    7. Shark on the beach
    8. Birthday cake on the beach
    9. Tennis player on the beach
    10. Football player
    11. Ice skater
    12. Moon and stars
    13. Boy snow skiing
    14. Rabbit on the beach
    15. Octopus in the sky
    16. Ballerina dancer
    17. Cowboy boots
    18. Tier on lifeguard chair
    19. Sea star on the beach
    20. Hat with horns on guy in the sand

    • LA Stormwater
      June 16th, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Congratulations Norma!! You are the winner of our “Name What’s Wrong With This Photo” contest! You won 4 tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific! Please make sure to check your email so we can send you your prize. Thanks!

  20. Cheri
    May 19th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    1. snowman on the beach
    2. lifeguard facing the wrong way
    3. Surfing on a banana
    4. Football player out of place
    5. Snow skiing on the beach

  21. Maria Elena Hernandez
    May 19th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    1. Bunny rabbits don’t tunnel in the sand
    2. Artist can’t stand with an easel in the ocean
    3. The stars can’t be seen during the day nor can a bright crescent moon
    4. Birthday cake is not made of sand, it’s “real”
    5. The shark (if real) would not be smiling on land as it suffocates and the girl would be getting a really bad rash/cut from sitting on the raspy shark skin
    6. The starfish must be dead to be so far from the wet shoreline
    7. Assuming that you brought snow to build a snowman on a beach, he would be showing signs of melting…n’est-ce pas?

  22. Jacqueline C. Young
    May 20th, 2011 at 3:24 am

    1. moon
    2.stars player
    5. snowman

  23. Charles Callen
    May 20th, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Artist in the water
    Banana as a surfboard
    Tire as a float device
    Girl & Boy surfing on the sand
    Lifeguard looking in opposite direction
    Skateboard in water
    Stars in the day time

  24. Cecilia Jung
    May 20th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    1. moon & stars
    2. A man with ski
    3. bunny in the sand
    4. snowman
    5. boy with skateboard in the water

  25. Judy Perez
    May 20th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    skateboard in the ocean
    banana used as a surfboard
    football player
    snowman in the sand
    painter with his painting in the ocean
    rabbit coming out of the sand
    a guy with scuba gear surfing

  26. yukiko
    May 20th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    1) Moon
    2) Tennis Player
    3) Football Player
    4) Skier
    5) Ballet Dancer

  27. judy
    May 21st, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    1-lifeguard looking wrong way
    2- snowman on beach
    3-surfing on a banana
    4-girl riding shark on beach
    5-painting pictures in surf

  28. Samantha
    May 23rd, 2011 at 7:21 am

    1. Girl skateboarding in the water
    2. Painter in the water
    3. Lifeguard looking the wrong way
    4. Boy surfing on a banana
    5. Tire on lifeguard stand instead of a lifesaver

  29. Adrienne Szabo
    June 2nd, 2011 at 8:34 am

    lifeguard facing away from water
    skatboarder in water
    artist/painter in water
    shark out of water
    snowman on the beach

  30. Lindsey Taylor
    June 6th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    1) The moon/stars are out when it appears to be daylight
    2) The lifeguard is facing the wrong way
    3) flying octopus
    4) artist in the water, painting
    5) Boy surfing a banana

  31. Jennifer Guzman
    June 9th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    1. the octopus kite
    2. the surfer riding a banana
    3. the lifeguard facing away from water
    4. the snowman
    5. the painter in the ocean

  32. Martha Ramirez
    June 10th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    bunny rabbit
    tire instead of lifesaver
    painter in the water
    skateboarder in the water
    lifeguard facing the sand instead of water

  33. Kristina Fukuda-Schmid
    June 10th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    lifeguard facing away from ocean
    kid “surfing” on banana
    kid surfing while wearing snorkelling gear
    snowman on beach
    kid skiing on beach

  34. chris anderson
    June 10th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    1. The lifeguard is facing the wrong way
    2. A kid is skiing on the beach
    3. A rabbit comes out of a hole in the beach with a carrot
    4. There is a snowman on the beach
    5. A kid has a skateboard in the water
    6.A guy is painting in the water
    7. A guy is surfing in a scuba suit
    8. The moon is out during the day
    9. A girl is ice skating on the beach
    10. A kid is in a full football uniform running with a football

  35. LA Stormwater
    June 16th, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Congratulations to Norma who is the lucky winner of the “Name What’s Wrong With This Photo” contest! Thank you everyone for participating in the contest and finding all the things wrong with this photo! We hope you had a fun with this photo hunt! Make sure to be on the lookout for some more fun contests and chances to win cool prizes!

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