Alex Mustard - Mobula Dance


Sometimes as a wildlife photographer you are presented with such natural beauty, that all you have to do is point your camera in the right direction and click. This is pretty much what happened when this school of lesser mobula rays swam beneath me in the Caribbean Sea.

They swim with elegant beats of their wings and can appear very graceful underwater. Unlike their larger cousins the mantas, mobulas are much more dynamic creatures. Swimming quickly, regularly schooling and often breaching clear of the water.

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Tags: Alex Mustard, Caribbean Sea, lesser devil rays, Mexico, Mobula hypostoma

We’d love you to comment on our photographs. If you can, please do so in English. And as we are here under our own names, we’d appreciate if you would do the same when commenting.

* optional
Your email address will not be published.


  1. Sandra said:

    06/01/2013 10:53


  2. Morten Bjørn Larsen said:

    06/01/2013 13:20

    As I said earlier Alex, this photo is too good for Facebook!

    It's absolutely world class!!!

  3. Oriol Alamany said:

    06/01/2013 20:18

    That's an absolutely perfect picture! Almost magic!

  4. Trond H Olsen said:

    06/01/2013 21:07

    magic picture

  5. Jarl R. Holberg said:

    06/01/2013 23:15

    Amazing shot

  6. Werner said:

    07/01/2013 14:29

    Not from this world...Congrats!

  7. yoyo said:

    07/01/2013 21:31

  8. Luciano said:

    08/01/2013 15:28

    Fantastic shot, Alex!