Photo by David Doubilet.
From “Ballet with Stingrays,” National Geographic, January, 1989.
Trying a little tenderness, Penny Pritchett Hatch hugs a ray bent on finding the food she has brought. Divers do not wear gloves, to avoid irritating the stingray’s sensitive skin. “It feels like a mixture of velvet and silk,” Penny told [Doubilet].
How many people just added ‘hug a stingray’ to your list of things to do before you die?