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Pastures of Stingrays Photograph by Joel Sartore
A meadow flooded with wet season overflow from the nearby Rio Negro becomes a submarine garden for a freshwater stingray. Ranchers fear stingrays more than they do the local piranhas: Stepping on the spine in a ray's tail can cause severe, long-lasting pain and a nasty infection.
Camera: Nikon N-90 Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia Lens: 24mm, f/2.8 Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Sunny Time of Day: Noon Lighting Techniques: Natural light