Baja California #9 - Leaping Mobula Rays from the Ship

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The Sea of Cortes has both the large Manta Rays (20 foot wingspan) and the smaller Mobula Rays (12 foot wingspan)

While anchored at Los Islotes we saw a large group of Mobula Rays leaping out of the water, maybe a half-mile from the ship. This group moved a bit closer and we were able to get some photos from the bow of the Sea Lion. They would often leap two or three times in a row, so you could get a lucky shot:

(All at 340mm)
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now a bit closer to the ship:
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The activity seemed to decline a bit and the photographers were offered a zodiac ride to get some sunset shots by the islet. The Mobula Ray leaping returned and came much closer. I'll put those shots in post #10.

Bob & Nan
 
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Hey-Zeus! What didn't you see on this trip? Fantastic grabs my friend!
 
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Good shots. I bet that you'll remember that for a long time. A couple years ago I was in Mexico going out in a boat to do some snorkeling and a humpback whale with a smaller humpback about 150-200 feet from the boat were coasting along beside us for a about 20-30 minutes. I wish I had my camera becuase that was way more exciting to me than the snorkeling.
 

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