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Leaf veins captured through a setting sun: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Lion in the African bush, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
The Taj Mahal as Seen from the Red Fort
Abandoned house
Flags in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ireland
Just a Girl and Her Dog
Presenting; Anna
urban chaos
The Wonderment of a Child
Connecting with the Earth and our Inner Selves
An Irish Castle
101 Spotted Eagle Rays
Rainy Autumn Barn
A Portrait of Beauty
 immensity
Ravenous Raccoon
Rainbow at Bridal Veil Falls
Tip Of The Cap
Sunrise by the airport
 Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and the 4th of July
Hungry Woodpecker
"Entre o céu e a perspetiva"
Summer Morning Light
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
101 Spotted Eagle Rays

Myself and a friend magically stumbled across ~30 eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari) in less than 30ft of water. The rays past us several times allowing us to free dive with them, almost accepting us as part of their fever. These rays are known for their shy, yet curious personalities and on this special dive I was able to engage their curiosity enough to capture some rare images of over 28 rays flying together. As a free diver the lack of bubbles and disturbance in the water meant I gained their trust, they accepted my presence and allowed me close enough to capture the beauty and uniqueness of each individual.

TAGS: Bahamas, Nature, Underwater, Wildlife

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Miami, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Annie Guttridge.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2017
Total Views: 30
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 29, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f13
ISO: ISO500
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