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Shi Lang, Green Island - A blue-spotted stingray giving the photographer a curious look.
Surprisingly, this stingray let me get rather close to it. They are usually more skittish and swim off when a diver approaches.
Stingrays have a barbed spike (stinger) in their tail about halfway between the base and the tip of it. When defending themselves, the rays can inflict painful wounds with this stinger.