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.