CIWEM Environmental Photo of the Year

This amazing shot won German conservation photographer Florian Schultz the CIWEM environmental photographer of the year award for 2010. The group of Munkiana Devil Rays was spotted in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

“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 realise there are so many marvels in the oceans that we are yet to understand”

CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010 Award Winners [The Telegraph]

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2 responses to “CIWEM Environmental Photo of the Year

  1. Magnificent shot, I wish I was there to witness it.

  2. Wonder what these congregations of sea-life mean… I know tons (I think millions?) of Pacific salmon “arrived” on the west coast in BC late this summer.
    Gorgeous photo!

    -Clare

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