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Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking

The ocean is full of incredible animals. Some we are more familiar with, like the dolphin or the whale. Others we might not even know exist. We know when we are sailing across the ocean, that there are thousands of animals below us. Imagine sitting on your boat when you look below to see something you have never seen before. These are incredibly rare ocean photos because it only happens twice a year. What you are about to witness is the migration of the Golden Ray. These fascinating creatures travel together by the thousands on their annual migrations to warmer waters. These graceful water creates will travel in groups of up to 10 thousand. To appreciate how much room they take up, I will tell you this. Each Golden Ray is about 6 feet across. They are some pretty big animals.

What is that?

Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking
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It is thousands of golden rays. Yes, I said thousands.

Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking
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Twice a year, the golden rays migrate to warmer waters.

Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking
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To appreciate these rare ocean photos a little bit more, each ray is about 6 feet long in size, and there are about 10 thousand of them traveling together.

Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking
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As they move along the surface, it makes the ocean appear golden.

Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking
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A ray has a stinger to fight off its attackers and it is extremely poisonous.

Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking

But they will only use it if they feel cornered.

Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking

What an amazing sight to see.

Massive School Of Golden Stingrays Moving Through The Ocean Is Breathtaking

It does only happen twice a year, so it is a rare event to witness in person. The beauty of nature around us is really something that we should all try to appreciate more throughout our daily lives.  These rare ocean photos make me want to see a lot more of the wonderful world we live in.

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