"Just keep swimming; just keep swimming" - Dorey from "Finding Nemo". That's what he is saying! Love the water ripples compared to his smooth body. And, what a shot! Getting his veins, etc.! Clarity in water is hard, but this was marvellous!
That's a great shot, Ryan! The shape of this fish reminds me of an aircraft, maybe a Stealth jet fighter. And the water is so clear that many details can be seen despite the ripples which are also very beautiful! Greetings, Anne
Thanks Kim and Anne! It's a shallow feeding pool, where you can hold fish down in the water for them to eat. The part that looks like a mouth isn't a mouth...it's somewhere underneath. It's a very odd feeling when they slurp the fish out of your hand, and then ends of your fingers also! They come closer to the surface when you give them a fish, and without fail they slap their fins several times to splash you on purpose as a way to say thanks. :)
No, not Dory! This is Mr. Ray!
It's amazing they even eat from your hand, Ryan! I can imagine that it must be a very odd feeling..!
As long as you are safe on land, it's ok! But if I think of Steve Urvin, who was killed by a stingray, they are not harmless at all. Steve, who handled so many very dangerous animals, it's sad that he died like that.
Great photo, Ryan and the stingray is an elegant creature.
Very exotic living being, on a grandiose photo, Ryan !My best regards, Tamás
Anne, it's a bit like feeding catfish. Yes, it's very odd. :)
Thanks May and Tamás. Of course these here inside the park, in a shallow pool where children can pet them, have their stingers removed.
May, the stingray that killed Steve Irwin was following its natural instinct when it feels threatened. It's a tragic reminder that wild animals should be respected for what they are.
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