Sunday, July 06, 2008

Imagine

These photos are from telegraph.co.uk. Imagine looking out of your boat off the coast of Mexico and seeing this!:

The spectacular scene was captured as the magnificent creatures made one of their biannual mass migrations to more agreeable waters.

Amateur photographer captures stunning Golden Rays massing off coast of Mexico

Gliding silently beneath the waves they turned vast areas of blue water to gold off the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Sandra Critelli, an amateur photographer, stumbled across the phenomenon while looking for whale sharks.

Amateur photographer captures stunning Golden Rays massing off coast of Mexico

"It's hard to say exactly how many there were but in the range of a few thousand.

Amateur photographer captures stunning Golden Rays massing off coast of Mexico

Measuring up to 7ft (2.1 metres) from wing-tip to wing-tip, Golden rays are also more prosaically known as cow nose rays.

Amateur photographer captures stunning Golden Rays massing off coast of Mexico

Despite having poisonous stingers they are known to be shy and non-threatening when in large schools.

The population in the Gulf of Mexico migrates, in schools of as many as 10,000, clockwise from western Florida to the Yucatan.

1 comment:

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