Baja California #10 - Leaping Mobula Rays from a Zodiac

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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
 
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Wow, these are amazing! Great timing on your shots too. I especially like the last shot, 2 Rays for the price of one! :eek:
 
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These are amazing! All the shots you're posting are a real treat. Thanks for taking the time to share them.
 
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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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