17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Curious Eagle Ray

A portrait of a curious and playful eagle ray. This photo is part of a 5-year project exposing the nightlife of coral-reef dwellers. I spent almost 300 nights underwater so far, snorkeling and free diving for many hours every night documenting unique nocturnal behavior of coral-reef inhabitants

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Eilat, Israel
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger