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A Manta Ray Illusion

A Phenomenal Shadow on Channel’s Waters
Publication of Discovery: Dec. 31, 2022
Issue: December, 2022

In this ecotreasures ® magazine issue, we are rendering tribute to nature’s creative ways to surprise by means of optical illusions or by its grandeur per se. Thus, this special issue points up seven remarkable and awesome discoveries we have perceived and that demonstrate the above, describing one per each ecotreasures magazine’s category. Even though we have been dazzled by Mother Earth multiple times, we have selected distinguishable findings to share for purposes of this recognition. Keep reading to learn about a phenomenal optical illusion we saw during a guided ecotourism kayaking tour.

We were kayaking on Torrecilla Lagoon in Municipality of Loíza, Puerto Rico. While on a cozy channel surrounded by mangroves and enjoying the tranquil ambience, we noticed a partial silhouette. Next to one of the trunks lying on the water, we noticed a submerged manta ray figure. However, we witnessed a great optical illusion of a manta ray, created by the trunk’s shadow on the water. It was fantastic! Do you want to look at it? Enjoy digging for the manta ray’s partial silhouette in this article’s photo gallery.

Expect the unexpected when exploring the outdoors. Be alert always. Different natural resources may conspire to stun you in unusual ways.

tour provider: COPI
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where the crew ate: La Comay Kiosk
photograph by: N. Michelle Rodríguez

Note: This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all details with the pertinent businesses before planning your trip. Please be cautious. The company behind this publication assumes no responsibility for your safety when participating in the activities mentioned in this article. You are responsible for confirming whether you are capable of participating in any of these activities or tours, regardless of the effort level or any other information provided in this website.


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