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Digital Calendar photo description 

Ray Parade

The Smalleye Stingray is a renowned oceanic traveller which periodically visits reefs and shallows. This
group was spotted from the surface as a dark blotch underwater and when spectators looked in the water
they shouted "shark", due to the following shoal of Prodigal Sons seen in the background. Upon closer
inspection the photographer found it to be a harmless group of long-tailed Stingrays following the triangular
Smalleye Stingray in formation while the attendant fish, including Pilot Remoras swirled around above. The
photographer entered the water and freedived to 20 m to take the image, a long way down on one breath

Smalleye Stingray - Dasyatis microps.

The Smalleye Stingray is a large specie of Stingray in the family Dasyatidae, measuring up to 2.2 m across.
Rare, but widely distributed, it is found in the Indo-Pacific from Mozambique to India to northern Australia.
This specie may be semi-pelagic in nature, inhabiting both deeper waters and shallow coastal reefs and estuaries. It is characterised by a diamond-shaped pectoral fin disc much wider than long, a tail that is broad and flattened in front of the spine but whip-like behind, with large white spots over its back. The very wide shape of the Smalleye Stingray differs from that of most other members of its family and may reflect a mode of swimming similar to other rays such as Manta Rays.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 10.5 mm, f2.8G fisheye lens, 1/200th sec @ f7.1, ISO 400

Photograph by Andrew Woodburn