October 18th, 2018

Eagle rays - Myliobatidae

Seen flying beneath the surface of the water are the majestic eagle rays.

These rays are different from others in the sea. Commonly called a stingray incorrectly, these don't have a sting on the end of there tail. The ray itself is not that large, but the long and elegant tail can be up to 6ft long. Though scientist are still studying the benefits of having such a long tail.

Today I was lucky to see such a creature gliding effortlessly around a reef. With the calm seas providing excellent viewing conditions revealing the landscape of the reef.