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.
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
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
Giant Manta Ray My beautiful friends roll backward so enthusiastically in pursuit of food, that one cannot avoid rubbing their bellies no matter how hard you try to keep from touching them because they will follow you all the way to the surface. They are so much bigger than you would ever expect.