April 15, 2013

Manta Ray and Snorkeler, Australia

Photograph by Violeta Jahnel, My Shot

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A snorkeler appreciates the beauty of a giant manta ray in Ningaloo Reef, off Australia’s west coast.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)


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42 comments
Raymond Izuka
Raymond Izuka

Magnificent!!! Would you credit such a magnificent sea creature to evolution or creation?

Christy Sibuea
Christy Sibuea

wow! the magnificent sea creature... always adores mantas...

M. A
M. A

Great shot, that swimmer looks tiny next to this huge Manta Ray, and the sun rays on the top looks lovely, good timing.

But it reminds me of Steve Irwin and Stingray

Shannon T
Shannon T

I got to swim with the sting rays when I went to Grand Cayman and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Definitely recommend it if you ever get the chance. It was unforgettable. I love underwater photos where you can see sunbeams shining through. Beautiful.

Ayisha Christmas
Ayisha Christmas

This picture is really cool. I like how you got the light coming into the water. 

Isaiah The Hottie
Isaiah The Hottie

This is a COOL photo. The way the manta ray is turned it makes the manta ray look like it has been cut so many times. How long is the wing span on the manta ray? This manta ray looks HUGE!

CoShane Rich
CoShane Rich

This is a cool photo and I like that you got the hole  Manta Ray. Also that the sun is shining on him 


Gracee Softball
Gracee Softball

Cool picture the manta ray is really big. I like how you  got really close to it and the person is in the backround.

Tina Crofts
Tina Crofts

I wonder how large the Manta Ray actually is? I especially like the sun coming through the water with the Manta Ray swimming in the rays. Fabulous photo!

delbert knightman
delbert knightman

The Manta ray is really big and huge! and it would be so fun to be that close to the manta ray swimming with it.

Tabitha Sage
Tabitha Sage

Great Picture! You can see the sun shinning through the water. You can also see the gills on the Manta Ray.

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

this was an amazing underwater shot with the giant manta ray, I really like how the light reflects of the manta ray and that there is a diver near by the manta ray. I also wonder how they got so close to the manta ray?

Micaela Mustache
Micaela Mustache

This Photo Is COOL. I love how the sun is shining on the Manta Ray. Also you can see the Manta Ray's gills.

matthew s.
matthew s.

NICE PICTURE! I noticed how you got the picture from the bottom very cool!How big was the wing span? (guess)

seth basketball
seth basketball

The manta ray is so big! It is cool how you got the person in the shot with the manta ray. It would be so fun to swim with a manta ray. 

Ebonie Drine
Ebonie Drine

This picture as amazing photo. What I love about this photo is how you got the Manta Ray up so close with the diver in snorkeler in the back of the photo. VERY GOOD PHOTO

Shai Shai
Shai Shai

The way you took the picture from under the manta ray is AWESOME! The light shining down from up above look WONDERFUL! Is the person in the background a helper or just a random person?

Cason Purell
Cason Purell

I how the photographer is under water so u can see the gills. I wonder how old the manta ray is?

Mallory K
Mallory K

The manta ray is huge and scary. I love how you got the picture up close with out scaring the manta ray.


Ramsay Nike
Ramsay Nike

This picture is amazing. My favorite part is how you can see that the tail is as big as a person. I wonder how you got the picture under the water? 

Quintino Raiderfan
Quintino Raiderfan

Manta ray is huge... I wonder if the manta ray is bigger than the snorkeler?

corbin beast
corbin beast

Sweet picture I like how he got the picture from under it so that you can see its gills.  And how its just chill.

Bodell Cougars
Bodell Cougars

The manta ray is huge! The person is perfectly lined up by the tail so you can see that the just the tail is as long as a person. 

John O'Riordan
John O'Riordan

Great photo. Is there a link where I can download a higher resolution image?

Gerry Cunningham
Gerry Cunningham

Exceptional synchronicity ! Fabulous photo..fabulous occasion !

Tina Crofts
Tina Crofts

@Shai Shai Great question Shai! I be the swimmer is a helper, but I could be totally wrong.

Tina Crofts
Tina Crofts

@corbin beast It is totally chill. Good word to describe the manta ray. I bet it was annoyed, but just wasn't showing it.

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