Bat Ray

Bat Ray

Bat Ray

As promised, here is another photo from Sea World; this time we have a bat ray. If you can’t tell, I am fascinated by animals in general, but especially marine life. Perhaps it is because this underwater world is a place we have such difficulty visiting, and even more difficulty viewing and interacting with the underwater creatures. I have my scuba certification, but have yet to make an excursion into the deep blue with a camera. This is definitely on my list of things to do.

Our kids enjoyed the touch tanks where they were able to see and feel these creatures up close. Later, being able to see them in the large tanks added to the “wow” factor.

Incidentally I had the camera turned in portrait mode at the moment this ray “flew” by, so I only had a chance to capture it at this angle. Though I like the portrait look of many photos, some was lost cropping for the site and wallpaper versions. Good reminder why I always try to capture every moment in both photographic directions whenever possible.

Canon 20D, 24-105L, 1/160 at f4.0 and 800ISO