Flying sting ray by Christopher Swann/ Seapics (6 images)

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A school of rays take flight as they leap from the water and glide through the air. With mountains in the background, the Mobula Rays leap into the skyline with water glistening in the midday sun.

It’s not uncommon for devil rays to perform incredible surface acrobatics. High jumps, twists, turns and belly flops are all part of their show. There’s plenty of debate over why they do this, but communication, courtship rituals, escaping from predators and removing...
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