Swimming with a wild stingray, Hamelin Bay, Western Australia

A highlight of our trip to the south-west corner of Western Australia, Hamelin Bay abounds with nature and meeting a stingray up close, was an experience I will never forget

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I couldn’t believe that I could be a metre away from a wild stingray.  As I splashed in the shallows of Hamelin Bay, it seemed to come towards me on each wave breaking on the shore.  I was wet to the waist, but it was a beautiful sunny spring day and I was intent on filming the medieval creature as he swam close by almost taunting the crowd who were wading in the shallows with him. The magnificent fish, (stingrays are related to sharks) swimming along the shore would ride the waves into the edge, although looking for something to eat, we accepted that he was calling in to say “hello”

Hamelin Bay in Western Australia is known for the Stingrays which come into the boat ramp, to feed off the fish bones and offal that the fishermen throw away as they clean the fish.

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