Myliobatis californica
Bat Ray

While hovering in the kelp off San Clemente Island, I noticed a large shape materializing out of the blue, heading straight toward me. He approached, banked left and circled twice.  Curiosity satisfied, he straightened back to his original course and disappeared into the blue.

Lens: 60mm macro
Film: Velvia
Location: San Clemente Island, CA
©1997 Garry McCarthy