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Baja California #10 - Leaping Mobula Rays from a Zodiac

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobhoge, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. As told in post #9, the Mobula Rays with 12-foot wingspans were leaping a distance from the ship and then moved closer. The activity declined and the photographers were offered a sunset zodiac cruise to photograph the Los Islotes shoreling. During that ride, the Mobula Ray leaping returned and came very close. We started to discuss what to do if a 12 foot Ray jumped in our 14 foot zodiac :eek:  :eek:  .

    I have not tried to level the horizons since we were bouncing a lot and the edge of the wave tops may not have been level.
    We found a dead one on the beach a few days later, that tail is about 8 feet long and felt like 1/8" steel cable, virtually no taper to it.:confused: 

    These are shot at 120 to 140 mm :cool: 






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    Bob & Nan
  2. Timeout


    May 23, 2006
    Wow, these are amazing! Great timing on your shots too. I especially like the last shot, 2 Rays for the price of one! :eek: 
  3. Lowolf


    Jan 26, 2006
    these are incredible images ty
  4. Baxter


    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    These are amazing! All the shots you're posting are a real treat. Thanks for taking the time to share them.
  5. My favorites were numbers 4 & 5! These are great and a great series. Thanks so much for posting and sharing! :wink:
  6. snownow


    Jul 13, 2006
    so cal
    WOW, a stunning Job
  7. I'm speechless. I had no clue rays left the water. Fantastic results!
  8. Simply awesome Bob.............
  9. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    That is just amazing . To see this had to be a thrill
    The last one is a wall hanger

    Thank You Bob and Nan for sharing all this great nature with us as you have
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