WW #40 - Blue Spotted Stingray at Pulau Sipadan

Blue Spotted Stingray (Taeniura lymma)

29 comments:

  1. Hi Bobbie, Happy WW! I know you are out scouting or exploring some exotic places for your pretty blue pictures.

    We have stopped for the night at Salina, Kansas, and hope to be in Nebraska for a few days starting tomorrow.
    Yes, the laptop is wonderful at times like this. Enjoy your trip,
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  2. Very interesting creature. I didn't realize that some of them had the blue spots. When my in-laws went on a cruise that got to feed stingrays.

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  3. Bobbie,
    Crickey! This is a stunning picture!

    Thanks for that info on the Agiope in Hawaii. They are very cool group of Spiders!

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  4. The spots are almost surreal. Great shot (as always). I adore your pictures.

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  5. Beautiful Photo! Wouldn't it be wonderful to swim with them!

    Happy WW!

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  6. Something so beautiful, hidden deep in oceans. Thanks for revealing this to us Bobbie.
    I love your shots and the info you provide about your journeys.

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  7. I look forward to your posts every week - always some new and wonderful view of life Down Under (the surface)!

    This ray has cool, froggy-looking eyes, doesn't it? Very nice.

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  8. Great image. And the Rays are in first place in the A.L. East... if you follow baseball.

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  9. Beautiful. Aren't sting rays dangerous? I love your pictures.

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  10. Another great shot! Beautiful!

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  11. I like those google-eyes and spots too.
    The purple coral at the lower left of the rock reminds me of barn swallow nests.

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  12. Have you ever worried with swimming with a stingray? Beautiful photo!

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  13. I didn't realize they had those blue spots. Great shot, Bobbie!

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  14. Love the colours and the tones! Excellent and very unique..

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  15. Thank you all for visiting and commenting on this week's Wordless Wednesday image. We appreciate the feedback.

    @ Jim - Actually, on my current trip I am not so far from where you are on your trip. I'm in Colorado -- lovely, but not particularly exotic (but no ocean).

    @ Maisie - I'm wondering if it was at 'Stingray City' on Grand Cayman your in-laws fed some stingrays. I will be doing a story about that spot (with photos) in the Cayman Islands in the near future.

    @ Gallicissa - Thank you, and I'm glad you liked the info about Hawaii's spider of that genus.

    @ Kallie - Yes, those eyes do 'stand out' don't they...

    @ Randall -- I don't really follow baseball, but I have heard of those Rays.

    @ Bevson - Stingrays can be dangerous in certain circumstances, but they are not aggressive. They only sting in their own defense.

    @ Lavender - A barn swallow nest on a tropical reef: Now that would be quite a find!

    @ Mon@rch - As I mentioned above, stingrays are not aggressive, so swimming with them is not dangerous. What you have to watch out for is stingrays that are partly buried in the sand. You risk being stung only if you step on one, kneel or lie on one, or startle one that is resting half-buried in the sand by swimming right over the top of it at very close range -- which is what happened to Steve Irwin, the Australian naturalist.

    Bobbie

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  16. I really do enjoy your pictures and living the adventure through you. This is an excellent photo!

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  17. what a neat blog! thanks for stopping by in my neck of the woods (oceans? i am in vancouver, after all) and introducing me to your work here.

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  18. Thank you all. We love having you visit The Right Blue.

    Bobbie & Jerry

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  19. Woow...nice pics. I love the pictures...

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