mobula rays

50 Shades of Ray

Photograph by Eduardo Lopez Negrete

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.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31.

HH:  I haven’t seen all the entries, but this is magnificent and a giche captioned name to boot.


Untamed Americas - Gigantic School of Rays

National Geographic filmed this gigantic school of mobula rays that had arrived off the coast of Baja. They seem so full of life, a truly sight for nature lovers.  

This Footage Of A Mass Stingray Migration Is Mind Blowing—That, Or I Ate A Bunch Of Acid On Accident

Photographer Joost van Uffelen and Sandy van de Water were in the Sea of Cortez near Isla Espirito Santo shooting photographs of dolphins all day when they spotted this incredible school of mobula stingrays on their annual migration.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a flying mobula ray !!!
Populations of Manta and Mobula Rays are facing extreme threats.

“Through our research, we have learned that demand for manta and mobula gill-rakers is rapidly approaching a critical inflection point. Whereas the shark fin trade has sadly become deeply entrenched, both culturally and economically, there maybe time to intercept and head-off the gill-raker trade before it becomes completely entrenched. With this realization, we have set out to tell this story in the hopes of driving real change before it is too late.”

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