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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mobula Rays feeding at night

The light coming from above the Mobulas gives this frame a divine aspect, as if the light was coming down from the heavens, ironic since these animals are sometimes mistakenly called "Devil rays". This also brings into focus the tiny plankton that they are feeding on.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: La Paz (Espiritu Island),Baja California Sur, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Michel Labrecque
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.23.15
Editor's Pick
Finalist