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a stingray from underwater in the Cayman Islands
April 2, 2016

The Calm Below

A southern stingray appears to float gently in the shallows of Stingray City, a popular tourist attraction in the Cayman Islands. Your Shot member Susannah H. Snowden-Smith shot this image during a sunrise visit to the area, which, despite the calm appearance underwater, was experiencing rough surf. “The rough water worked in my favor,” writes Snowden-Smith. “When it splashed onto my dome port, the sunrise turned fiery in the splash. It was dark under the water; I used my strobes to give a pop of light and illuminate the stingray.”

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Photograph by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith, National Geographic Your Shot

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