freediving

Bluespotted Ribbon Tail Ray

A bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) flutters along the sandy bottom of the Red Sea in Ras Muhammad National Park. At night, small groups of these rays follow the rising tide onto sandy flats to ro...
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The Eye of a Ray

The eye of a bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma), reflects light from the underwater camera strobes, appearing as though it is glowing inside...
Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Manta Ray in Tofo

A giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), photographed while scuba diving in the pristine waters off the coast of Tofo, Mozambique. This is the largest type of ray in the world, growing up to a width of ...
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Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

A bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) photographed while scuba diving at Sweet Bongoyo off the coast of Dar es Salaam. This is a common species of ray throughout the tropical Indian and western Paci...
Scuba Diving

Cornetfish and Bluespotted Ray

Video of a cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii) and a bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) during a night dive at Remora in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Footage shot with a Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder ...
Ray

Rays and Skates

Rays and skates are in the superorder of cartilaginous fish, known as Batoidea, where there are approximately 560 species in thirteen families. They are closely related to the Elasmobranchii family, of sharks. ...
Ragged Tooth Shark

Face to Face with a Ragged Tooth Shark

Inside a cave and face to face with a ragged tooth shark of Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. Although quite fierce looking with rows of sharp teeth, sticking out of their mouth, raggies are known for being cur...
Ragged Tooth Shark

Shark Nostalgia – A Poem

  Face to face, in depths quite deep, we stare squarely into the other's eyes, It is there where we see everything, where we achieve reality, and share in it's kind existence. From a world full of c...
Ragged Tooth Shark

Raggie Cave

Inside a cave with a ragged tooth shark in Aliwal Shoal, South Africa....
Whitetip Shark

Whitetip Shark

An oceanic whitetip reef shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), photographed in Durban, South Africa....
Ragged Tooth Shark

Sharks

Sharks are a group of fish which have a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. There are over 470 species of sharks which ran...
Ragged-Tooth Shark

Gradually Creeping

A ragged-tooth shark swims leisurely, stirring not even a bubble as it gradually creeps with a grimacing smile of serrated teeth. The tapered, smoke blue body turns alertly on occasion with a flash of white...
Blacktip Shark

A Hunting Blacktip

Face to face with a feeding blacktip shark, Renee Blundon captures this action shot as the massive fish torpedos to the surface for a snack. Renee traveled to Aliwal Shoal in South Africa to photograph and ...
Blacktip Shark

Blacktip Sharks

Blacktip sharks, they're one of ocean’s most fascinating predators. With a streamlined shape, terrifying teeth, and forceful fins – the blacktip shark is designed for predatory excellence. The fins of the sh...
Ragged-Tooth Shark

Ragged-Tooth Shark

A spotted ragged-tooth shark in South Africa's Aliwal Shoal, a mating ground for raggies from June to November. Despite their size, imposing  appearance and ferocious set of teeth, ragged-tooth sharks are d...
Ragged-Tooth Shark

Raggie Headshot

Up close with a ragged-tooth shark (Carcharias taurus), also known as a sand tiger shark or grey nurse shark. Ragged-tooth sharks inhabit subtropical and temperate waters worldwide. It is not related to the tig...
Manta Ray

Spotted Eagle Ray

A spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) glides effortlessly through the water. The rays are considered Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and are caught mainly in Southeast Asia and Africa. They're also ...
Blacktip Sharks Feeding in Aliwal Shoal

With or Without the Cage?

Photos by John Miller With or without the cage? Tis the question, as a dozen or so shark fins swirl around the boat, slicing through the gleaming glassy ocean under a sky of vibrant sunrise. Earlier on land,...
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Divers Rescue Entangled Stingray

Dramatic underwater footage captures divers rescuing a stingray, entangled in a fishing net in Dar es Salaam. It was during a 15 meter deep night dive at the well-known dive site, Pipefish City, when dive le...