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  1. #1 Eric
    June 13, 2008

    Holy smokes — that is outstanding. What a shot!

  2. #2 Alex
    June 13, 2008

    Can you safely swim in that?

  3. #3 Peter
    June 13, 2008

    LOL. You could probably walk on that.
    See what happens when sharks are depleted? Rays abound!

  4. #4 Leslie
    June 13, 2008

    Hi Craig – The photographer is Sandra Critelli and the location is Isla Holbox, Mexico (west of Cancun). The guy at Pixdaus took it from here http://www.pbase.com/worldphotos/image/83276656

  5. #5 eric
    June 13, 2008

    That woudl be a sight I would not forget. Majestic.
    Cow nosed ?

  6. #6 Jason
    June 13, 2008

    I’m probably being a little too nit-picky, but those look like cownose rays to me. No matter…this is an absolutely amazing picture!

  7. #7 Andrew
    June 13, 2008

    NUKE IT FROM ORBIT! IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE!!!

  8. #8 Shadow
    June 14, 2008

    Aah, we saw this a couple of times when I was younger, though we were on shore and what we could see wasn’t quite as impressive as that (they tended to come past in smallish bunches) – once in Tampa, when the friends we’d gone down with freaked and high-tailed it for the sand when something ‘big’ brushed up against a leg, and once in Sanibel/Captiva. The latter time, a family a bit down the beach had caught a small one for the children to have a look at (I believe they let it go afterwards), and on the way over, I caught sight of two dolphins porposing not far away. Missed getting a close-up look at the ray for watching those until they left, but it was worth it.

    That was a good vacation.

  9. #9 Dimitar Berov
    June 15, 2008

    amazing photo!!

  10. #10 Coolio Person
    February 10, 2009

    Wow.. I wish i wuz there. :D

  11. #11 Virginia
    November 3, 2009

    Awesome, Thank you