Fisherman Doesn't Notice Group of Stingrays Passing Behind Him Off Florida Beach

A fisherman was spotted completely unaware of a school of cownose rays, known as a “fever,” swimming up close behind him off a beach in St Petersburg, Florida, on May 17.

Michael Mccarthy, who captured this footage, said that he “expected the rays to pass in front of the guy who was standing in the shallow water fishing.” Instead, “the rays sneaked around behind the guy, and he never noticed them passing by,” he told Storyful.

Mccarthy recorded the footage on his drone and posted it to his YouTube channel, See Through Canoe, where he frequently shares videos of sea animals along the Florida coast. Credit: Michael Mccarthy via Storyful