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Mobula ray (Mobula japonica) leaping high out of the water. Rays, a type of fish, can travel in schools of over a hundred below the water's surface. They can leap over 2 metres in the air, in a behaviour known as breaching. It is thought this is done for a variety of reasons, including escaping predators and shaking off parasites. Photographed in the Gulf of California.
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