Snorkeler with Southern Stingrays
Dasyatis americana

1/60s at f8, ASA:64, Extachrome 64, Nikons II with 15mm and fill flash


"Southern Stingray." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The southern stingray, Dasyatis americana, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae (the Whiptail Stingrays) found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey to Brazil. It has a flat, diamond-shaped disc, with a mud brown, olive, and grey dorsal surface and white underbelly (ventral surface).The barb on its tail is serrated and covered in a venomous mucous, used for self defense.
Stingray City, Grand Cayman
 
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