It seems like manta rays have been flying out of the water ever since there’s been water. Watch the beauty of the manta ray in flight.
When large schools of the “devil fish” get together, it’s time for a show.
These large denizens of the deep can put on a display of flying prowess that rivals even the birds. Here’s what it looks like to be able to swim and fly at the same time.
Manta rays are similar in appearance to their genus cousin, the mobula ray. Both have a knack for displays of flight that put a trapeze artist to shame.
Whether they are trying to shake off parasites, or attract a mate, these spectacular leaps are recorded as a standard thing for these amazing creatures.