So lets be clear - this sting ray (he is so cute!) was not walking on the beach sand, nor was he dead or just hanging out. He's swimming in rather shallow water that is exceptionally clear and clean. Yes, I'm very excited that I got to see a wild sting ray (in the wild? wild?) - a sting ray not in captivity in the zoo - but out where we play and go to see new things. This was definitely new for me. Strangely enough, what impressed me more was how invisible the actual water was that day in Vera Cruz (Panama).