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UPY Compact - Third
'Pelagic stingray (Pteroplatytrygon violacea)'
This image was taken in summer, offshore from Bermeo, while doing a shark dive. Being sorrounded by 3 blue sharks, this pelagic ray appeared to check the bait. It was a very rare encounter, this animal was not been sighted before in this waters, and I too had never seen this animal before. It was going in and out from the bait, so I tried to get close to it calmly, then it come right to my dome and I took the photo.
Judge's comment: Beautifully timed symmetry with subtle non distracting surface reflections. A big shot from a small camera.
- Peter Rowlands
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