Mobula Rays (Mobula sp.)
… which are closely related to Manta Rays, leaping like crazy motherfuckers out of the water off the Coast of Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico. :3
(photo: Cptn. Ricardo Espinosa Orozco-Reo)
Yes, this is a caterpillar of Hemeroplanes triptolemus. The snake-like head is actually the bug’s backside,which it inflates and pretends to strike with. Like an actual snake. It is found in the rain forests or Mexico and Central America and is extremely rare.
My word, you learn something new everyday.
I heard about the Cenotes just a couple of weeks ago from a friend in Belize, and whilst the idea of cave diving scares the bejesus out of me, I am afflicted with a morbid fascination for it. This, I will do, one day.
Especially after seeing this video by Sarosh Jacob [Cave Diving: The Cenotes]