Stingray jumps onto ramp for a treat

PatrickGarethLeonardPublished: August 10, 2014Updated: October 31, 201614,362,042 views
Published: August 10, 2014Updated: October 31, 2016

Stingrays are usually very docile and curious, their usual reaction being to flee any disturbance, but they sometimes brush their fins past any new object they encounter. Nevertheless, certain larger species may be more aggressive and should be approached with caution, as the stingray's defensive reflex (use of its poisoned stinger) may result in serious injury or death.
Stingrays are not normally visible to swimmers, but divers and snorkelers may find them in shallow, sandy waters, more so when the water is warm.

Here we can see how a hungry stingray jumps out of the water and onto a man-made ramp, providing these tourists an incredible up-close experience during a trip to Maldives. Have you ever swam with stingrays before? Share you experiences!

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