A diver swims in the shadow of a 16-feet wide manta ray. Diver and professional photographer Franco Banfi snapped this in the water off the coast of the Socorro and San Benedicto Islands in the Pacific OceanPicture - I always had trouble imagining the scale of these.
Photographs of marine wildlife found around the coast of the Maldives, Indian Ocean
#Maldives #Manta #rays
An Amazing Mobula Herd
50 Shades of Ray: A large school of mobula rays fades into the waters of Baja, Mexico. “The rays were moving quite fast and it was hard enough keeping up with them from the surface, let alone diving down to take a closer look,” writes photographer Eduardo Lopez Negrete. Mobula rays are often referred to as flying rays due to their fondness for breaching. http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/mobula-rays-mexico-underwater/ #Photography #Rays
Spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari. One of the largest eagle rays, it sometimes exceeds 10 feet (3 metres) in width, and can weigh 400 to 500 lbs (181 to 227 kg). Found in the tropical zones of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans