TIFA 2022 Nature / Underwater

Mangrove Whiprays of The Great Barrier Reef

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Underwater
  • Photographer
    Jose Javier Delgado Esteban
  • Agency / Studio
    Whale Nation Studio
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5d Mark Ii, Canon Ef 16-35mm F4/l Series. Hugyfot Housing.
  • Photo Date
    November 2020 to February 2021

The mangrove whipray (Urogymnus granulatus) inhabits shallow inshore waters and mangrove habitats. It's highly symbolic in Aboriginal Australian society. This series was produced at Magnetic Island part of the Great Barrier Reef in Far NortQueensland, Australia. The world-first observations I made during the week I spent photographing this colony are the main basis for the scientific publication: Evidence of sound production in wild stingrays. Lachlan C. Fetterplace, J. Javier Delgado Esteban, Joni Pini-Fitzsimmons, John Gaskell,Barbara E. Wueringer.

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