Photo of the Week: School of Cownose Rays

Photo of the Week: School of Cownose Rays

A group of cownose rays photographed in the Bay near Sharps Light.

This school of cownose rays was seen in the Chesapeake Bay near Sharps Light. Photo taken September 15, 2017 from a stand-up paddleboard.

Photo Credit: Saki

When I think of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, I think of "getting away from it all."  The Bay is huge and there are plenty of places one can be alone, out in nature.  It is times like this that I truly feel at peace. 

The day this was taken I saw at least 60 cownose rays.


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