As the largest stingray in the world, the Bull Ray (or Smooth Stingray) is an impressive sight underwater. They can be difficult to photograph, as they are shy bottom-dwellers. After many fleeting encounters, and with the midsummer sun beaming down through the calm water, I was fortunate enough to capture this individual when it approached quite closely.
Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, New South Wales
Canon 20D, 10–22mm lens at 10mm, 1/160, f14, ISO 200, Ikelite underwater housing, twin DS-125 substrobes set to TTLby Michael Gallagher, London, United Kingdom