1st Place Marine Life Behavior Ocean Art 2019 Paula Vianna

1st Place Marine Life Behavior

Paula Vianna

"A Friendly Ride"


Paula won a 7 or 8 nights liveaboard trip for two in Indonesia aboard the Coralia!


The Story: Pink whip rays catching a ride on a small-eyed ray. The theory is that by doing this they seek protection from predators, save energy and also get leftovers from the big ray. This rare behavior was captured on the SS Yongala shipwreck, on the Great Barrier Reef off Ayr, in Queensland, Australia, and has been registered on the same dive site for around a decade, with different individual small-eyed rays... Could this be passing on through generations?

Location:  SS Yongala Wreck - Queensland, Australia

Equipment Used:  Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35mm EF Lens, Nauticam Housing, Zen Glass Dome Port, Dual Inon Z-240 Strobes

Camera Settings: 1/125 sec, F11, ISO 400


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