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Brazil's Wild Wet
AUGUST 2005
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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.
Photo Fast Facts
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

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