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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

Blotched Stingray (Taeniura meyeni) I


Subject: The Blotched Stingray (Taeniura meyeni) is a wide spread species of the Indo-Pacific area and has therefor many different names depending on location. These nocturnal rays that feed on shellfish, crustaceans and small fish are often found near vertical structures, caves and overhangs during daytime.

Technique: These rays lie usually motionless on the bottom, which can be quite boring on video. Film while approaching slowly and the ray will start moving, which makes much better footage. Once the animal takes off it is of no use to chase it. Let it go, most underwater animals, if not all, will easily outswim you, so all pursuit will be in vain.