18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blue Planet

Jumping into the water with your first bank of mobula rays is amazing. No matter how many images you have seen of this incredible spectacle of nature, living it is undoubtedly the only way to feel it. When shortly after jumping into the water you see one of these sets of mobula rays that come together to create whimsical shapes, it seems that Mother Nature was wanting to send you a message. This was the case in this image, in which they formed what looked like a perfect blue planet of mobula rays. We all depend on this planet of blue life, and that is why we must understand that without a blue planet there is no planet earth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Puerto San Carlos, Mexico
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Rafael Fernandez