Invading the ocean...cool!
Love this photo, love rays. Such a sight to see, marvelous seeing this many together all at once. They are so fascinating! Truly a great shot.
I love the way the shadow moves from deep to shallow and it all reminds me of words or letters clustered deliberately or a flock of frenzied gulls. Wonderful capture, and yes the light and composition are really cool. Thanks for sharing and congrats.
Normally one sees pictures of a single ray, or maybe a couple, so seeing this magnificent school of them is wonderful, and it seems a 'hard catch'to get as well..Congrats"on this great shot. j.e.s.........
@Yolanda Patterson MANY MANY OF THEM - DR K M
@andy smart Excellent question. Their prime predators are sharks, whose numbers have been all but wiped out. Now we have these huge schools of rays, who feed on mollusks. In the Chesapeake Bay, the abundance of rays due to the loss of sharks turned into total collapse of the shellfish population, and the industry that depended on them. Everyone oohs and aahs at what a beautiful site this is ... it's a sign of marine ecological collapse.
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