His hand is outstretched as he touches the back of her upper thigh – although his face is hidden by his baseball cap.
It is presumed the woman okayed the intimate gesture as she simply stands, hands folded, looking off to one side.
Another semi-clad couple can be seen to the right but they don’t to be interested in the unusual scene taking place in front of them.
However, it’s more likely there’s a mundane reason behind the man’s actions.
Probable explanations could include dusting off sand, applying suncream or examining a bite or rash on the lady’s leg.
The scene took place on the Praia de Bombinhas beach on the southern coast of Brazil.
However, apart from this glimpse of his leg, the lower half of his body appears to simply not exist.
While the couple undeniably look highly disturbing in the photo, it is most likely the scene has been subjected to a technological glitch.