When visiting the ocean, you never know what may be lurking in its depths. These photos were taken by photographer Florian Schulz in Maha California Sur, Mexico.
Looking down from your peaceful boat, imagine you suddenly see this.
It’s the sight of a migration of epic proportion. A migration of majestic golden rays.
Twice a year, these beautiful animals migrate in the Gulf of Mexico to warmer waters.
Rays move in huge groups of around 10,000 individuals, filling the surface of the sea with all sorts of shades of gold.
But despite their beautiful looks, they are still armed with a poisonous stinger, which can be dangerous and deadly to humans.
But not to worry, they only attack when they feel cornered.
So you can still dive with them if you’re careful.
So, when are you taking that trip?
Unfortunately, their numbers have been in decline in the past years. They’re beautiful and we must respect and preserve their paradises.