Another stunning video from Nat Geo. When tide and current turn a tiny bay into a bowl of plankton, manta rays in the Maldives gather for a roiling, whirling feast. Narrated by Save Our Seas chief photographer Thomas P. Peschak. To see more NatGeo videos, visit the National Geographic YouTube channel.
[VIDEO] Manta Ray Feeding Frenzy in the Maldives
Small Hope Bay on Andros is home to the world’s third longest barrier reef, so it’s little surprise that the Bahamas attract the big stuff. What most divers fail to realize is how much macro life abounds in the shallows.
Altar, worship house and sacred sundial — to ancient Maya, natural wells called cenotes were all these and more. Scuba diving in a cenote near Chichén Itzá, photographer Paul Nicklen snaps pictures of National Geographic Emerging Explorer and underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda as he explores an otherworld strewn with Maya offerings, from pottery to human bones.
Watch mobula rays — sometimes called devil rays — feeding and flying off Baja, California, in what National Geographic says could be the largest school ever filmed.
Check out this video from an underwater photographer as he comes face to face with a deadly leopard seal. You'll be surprised by what happens.
Dive a wall and you’ll know anything can happen. In fact, the deeper the wall plunges, the greater the odds of swimming with the unexpected — from sharks to any number of pelagics.
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Want to help protect sharks and manta rays? A Sea Save Foundation petition, which you can sign now, aims to do just that.