The smallest of the hammerhead sharks, bonnetheads average in size from 3-5 feet. They like warm waters and are common in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, both coast of the United States and as far south as Brazil. During summer they can be found in the inshore waters of Georgia and the Carolinas. An active shark, they are often found in schools of 5 to 15 fish, though much larger schools have been reported. This picture was taken in shallow water in the Bahamas.
Seen from below with the blue water above and a cloud visible this ray seems to be flying. While in reality they are known to leap from the water, this one is under several feet of water. Stingrays have gotten some bad press, but they are not aggressive and their stinging barbs are used in self-defense only. They are found in tropic and sub tropic waters. Swimmers in areas where sting rays are prevalent learn to do the “stingray shuffle”, a practice of dragging ones feet while wading in shallows to avoid stepping on a stingray. This is when most stings occur, as a barb makes contact after the ray is stepped on.
A rainbow stretches over the lighthouse at Hog Island, Nassau, Bahamas. There is some grain in this photo as it was taken during a rain (hence the appearance of a rainbow). This lighthouse is a common sight for those visiting Nassau via cruise ship.