As part of the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition, Florian Schulz took home first prize for this shot of a group of Munkiana devil rays congregating off the shore of Baja California Sur.
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A Stunning School of Devil RaysSchulz was on an aerial trip of the Baja California Sur area when he spotted a "large, dark spot" in the water below: "As we got closer we started to discover its nature: an unprecedented congregation of rays. The group was as thick as it was wide, all heading towards the same direction. After such a unique sighting, I realize there are so many marvels in the oceans that we are yet to understand. Our knowledge of the oceans is so limited: I just hope that we are time to rescue it before it collapses from pollution and over fishing."
Photo via Global Change Blog