manta ray, escorted by a lone jack

Underwater photographer captures incredible images of a rare manta ray

A manta ray banks over a shoal of fish www.flowcheck.es Taller de equipos de buceo #buceo #scuba #dive

Mantas are my new favorite animals. I know they're not mammals but I love them anyway. A manta ray banks over a shoal of fish www.

Manta Ray leaping 9 feet in the air off the coast of Costa Rica, Central America // photo by Roland Seitre Solent. 2010 -- click photo for article

Flying giants: Incredibly rare display as manta rays leap 9ft out of water into the air

Manta Ray leaping 9 feet in the air off the coast of Costa Rica, Central America // photo by Roland Seitre Solent. 2010 -- click photo for article; "Natural Selection" is a great book about rays developing the ability to fly.

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

A Spotted Eagle Ray, (Aetobatus narinari.) 1 of the largest Eagle Rays: It sometimes exceeds 10 feet, metres) in width & can weigh 400 to 500 lbs, to 227 kgs.) Found in the tropical zones of The Atlantic, Pacific & Indian Oceans.

One of my dreams is to explore the ocean so I can see beautiful things like this.

Top 100: Best Overall Diving

The manta rays of the Maldives make excellent subjects for underwater photography. For more scuba diver photo tips and dive travel, visit Sport Diver.

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

An Amazing Mobula Herd

School of mobula rays in Baja, Mexico (photo by Eduardo Lopez Negrete for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Photos: A Sanctuary for Enormous, Majestic Manta Rays | Reef manta rays form a feeding train in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.  Shawn Heinrichs for WildAid

Photos: A Sanctuary for Enormous, Majestic Manta Rays

The larger species of manta ray, Manta birostris, can grow to a width of more than 20 feet and can weigh more than a tonne #underwater #sealife

Professional mermaid goes tail to tail with giant manta ray

Is this professional mermaid "single? The larger species of manta ray, Manta birostris, can grow to a width of more than 20 feet and can weigh more than a tonne

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.

Pictures of the day: 25 May 2010

Diving with giant manta rays: SO on my bucket list. Pacific Ocean, photograph by Franco Banfi.

#Maldives #Manta #rays

Photographs of marine wildlife found around the coast of the Maldives, Indian Ocean

Photographs of marine wildlife found around the coast of the Maldives, Indian Ocean - Telegraph

Fly with me, Baby invocado: 2008 Socorro 03383 // Chip and Susan

"mantas"

infinite-paradox: 2008 Socorro 03383 // Chip and Susan

Rays - Focus On the Positive: The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability Foundation www.mosfoundation.org

Years after mating, stingrays finally give birth

Spotted Eagle Rays photographed in Cocos Island

A Flight of Manta Rays by Andrey Gladyshev #Manta_Rays

Un vol de raies Manta par Andrey Gladyshev

Manta Rays - Angels of the Ocean. Manta rays are listed as a Vulnerable species. They are endangered by getting entangled in fish nets, fishing for use in Chinese medicine, ocean pollution, and low reproductive rates.

Un photographe spécialisé dans les clichés sous marins est parvenu à photographier une raie manta de sept mètres d'envergure.

La raie manta géante prend la pose

Sharks, whales and other big-animal thrills are waiting for divers at Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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