Pic of the Day: Munkiana Devil Rays


CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010 winner Florian Schulz, a German conservation photographer, describes the moment he spotted the colossal gathering of Munkiana Devil Rays in Baja California Sur, Mexico, that are pictured above:

“During an aerial expedition I came across something I had never seen before. Not even my pilot, who has surveyed this area for 20 years, had seen anything like it. As we got closer we started to discover its nature: an unprecedented congregation of rays. The group was as thick as it was wide, all heading towards the same direction. I have asked around why this took place but no one has been able to explain it to me. After such a unique sighting, I realize there are so many marvels in the oceans that we are yet to understand.”

Check out more winning photos from the competition over on on the Telegraph’s website. [via The Daily What]