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Soaring to Great Depths
Photograph by David Doubilet


Bottoming out near Heron Island, a manta ray can hit much higher altitudes too. Its powerful “wings” (actually pectoral fin flaps) enable it to burst from the surface of the sea and soar several feet into the air before plummeting back to its natural home, landing with a loud slap.



Camera: Nikonos
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 12mm Sea & Sea lens
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: N/A
Time of Day: N/A
Lighting Techniques: 2 strobes





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