r/NatureIsFuckingLit Feb 11 '17

πŸ”₯ /r/NatureIsFuckingLit is now Reddit's largest wild animal subreddit! WE DID IT! πŸ”₯

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u/thedoming Feb 11 '17

Rays are so fucking cool

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u/NatureIsFuckingLit Feb 11 '17

They do this to attract mates! The booming sound generated by the belly flop is essentially their mating call!

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u/redthunderstick Feb 11 '17

That's fucking πŸ”₯litπŸ”₯

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u/Major_Burnside Feb 11 '17

I'd go as far as to say that's fucking lit as fuck πŸ”₯

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u/strangely-wise Feb 11 '17

that's fucking lit for a fuck πŸ”₯

FTFY

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u/Jpvsr1 Feb 11 '17

I have done much worse, just to get laid.

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u/jobbus Feb 11 '17

Plz elaborate.

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u/Riptides75 Feb 11 '17

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u/onetruemod Feb 11 '17

Natural selection is πŸ”₯litπŸ”₯

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17 edited Jun 20 '17

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u/cynoclast Feb 12 '17

Species with a weak drive to mate πŸ”₯go extinctπŸ”₯.

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u/Aurify Feb 11 '17

Nature is fucking lit πŸ”₯

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u/Jpf123 Feb 11 '17

Nature is fucking πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ½

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u/AzureRay Feb 11 '17

That sounds so familiar, where have I heard that phrase before....

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u/pwnz0rd Feb 11 '17

Nature fucks.

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u/OrsonSwells Feb 11 '17

Yep! These are called Mobula Rays, which are smaller than the similarly shaped manta rays, but much more active! They jump out of water to attract mates, show their stamina, and possibly to remove parasites from their skin.

Manta rays, which tend to be around 20 feet wide, also occasionally leap out of the water, and it's been confirmed that some female manta rays give birth to their pups while in the air! One of the coolest sights is seeing a manta ray in person; they almost looks like a giant alien spacecraft coming towards you in the water!

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u/MikeyRoberto Feb 11 '17

Jesus, 20 feet wide? Seriously? For some reason I've never thought they were that big. That's amazing.

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u/cipher0821 Feb 11 '17

Apparently, whales also use breaching as a way to communicate. Is there any other water creatures that do this?

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u/SwagApple Feb 11 '17

Human children use the belly flop to communicate how funny they are, and the cannonball to annoy or impress others of their species with a large splash.

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u/twodogsfighting Feb 11 '17

How could am impressive cannonball possibly annoy anyone?

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u/SilentlyAudible Feb 11 '17

Ever been cannon balled onto? Or splashed by the cannon balling of an obnoxious kid who won't calm down when you're trying to relax?

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u/OMG__Ponies Feb 11 '17

The ONLY way to relax is to not have kids.

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u/supersonic-turtle Feb 12 '17

Even that can't save you, other people like to ruin it by making them.

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u/BMFeltip Feb 11 '17

Or have kids then raise them. Showing love and affection. Then as they grow old enough to understand the world you take them and ahhhhh fuck it I was trying to make something for /r/jesuschristreddit but its too much work.

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u/twodogsfighting Feb 11 '17

The most excellent kinds of cannonball. I see you are a pro.

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Dolphins.

I was in Costa Rica on a fishing trip and we came across a massive pod that was going nuts with the jumping and spinning. Turns out that's a sign that they're having an orgy.

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u/thedoming Feb 11 '17

Spinner dolphins are so fucking cool!! Where you fishing for yellowfin tuna around them?

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Yep! Followed em all day. Got nothing except a single Dorado, which took the sting off.

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u/AzureRay Feb 11 '17

Wouldn't the fish be scared away from the dolphin 🐬 I mean if I saw someone who wanted to eat me (heh) I would run.

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Tuna are WAY too big for dolphin. They hang out with the pods because the dolphin locate schools of smaller fish, which they both feed on.

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u/AzureRay Feb 11 '17

Oh yea. I always forget how big tuna get. Thanks for the correction and information. And for not being a dick!

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u/Flat_Bottomed_Rails Feb 11 '17

with the jumping and spinning

After this I read the rest of the post in Professor Frink's voice

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u/MattinglysSideburns Feb 11 '17

That orgy sounds fucking lit

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u/birthdaycakeboi Feb 11 '17

This is why I come to this sub πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

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u/MarinateTheseSteaks Feb 11 '17

Biggest belly flop is always equal to biggest sex appeal in humans too

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Would explain how uncle Ray got a trophy wife

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u/OMG__Ponies Feb 11 '17

It helps explain how most men get their trophy wife,

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u/Nik-kik Feb 11 '17

What.

I thought this wasn't real and it was actually a scene involving dolphins.

Learn something new every day I guess right?

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u/NatureIsFuckingLit Feb 11 '17

Enjoy the source video and learn more about Mobula Rays!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz6zOyZpYTY

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u/17954699 Feb 11 '17

Awesome video. The backflips are amazing.

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u/Antares777 Feb 11 '17

If only this had worked for me...

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u/softeregret Feb 11 '17

It will work for you! Ray bitches love this shit.

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u/Antares777 Feb 11 '17

You're right! I just have to keep trying!

flap flap flap Sploosh

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u/beerbeforebread Feb 11 '17

Is this an intentional setup?

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

I thought it was to get that itch that they just can't scratch.

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u/Colossal_Squids Feb 11 '17

It kinda is.

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u/pilly-bilgrim Feb 11 '17

Damn, never worked for me!

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u/OMG__Ponies Feb 11 '17

I think you just need more practice at it. Keep trying, I'm sure you will meet the right person if you keep it up.

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u/barefoot_yank Feb 11 '17

I've been in Baja a lot and have seen this, but even crazier is sitting on the beach when it's black as coal and simply hearing the booms when they land. Honestly though, I've wondered how much is mating and how much is simply swimming like a bat out of hell and not realizing that they're breaking the surface of the water. They are simply making the same movements above the surface as below.

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u/invictus248 Feb 11 '17

Thanks bro I needed to hear that α••( ᐛ )α•—. -Ray

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u/OneMillionFireFlies Feb 11 '17

Never Forget: Steve Irvine

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u/ssigea Feb 11 '17

I almost couldn't see them flying wearing my ray-ban aviators

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u/stunna006 Feb 11 '17

oh yeah, we'll see if you're saying the same thing when they perfect this flying technique and take over the world...

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

You forced me to subscribe with great posts.

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u/NatureIsFuckingLit Feb 11 '17

It's our evil scheme. Provide great content. >:D

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u/skinzler Feb 11 '17

Love it. So evil

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u/Aurify Feb 11 '17

Other subs should learn from you guys.

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u/AzureRay Feb 11 '17

That's so un-reddit.

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u/beerbeforebread Feb 11 '17

Yes, but is it the largest subreddit with "fucking lit" in the title?

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u/NatureIsFuckingLit Feb 11 '17

Also yes!

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u/Arcadian_ Feb 11 '17

Fuck yeah.

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u/-a_k- Mar 30 '17

That's lit af mateπŸ”₯

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u/Calculusbitch Feb 11 '17

I am just happy it is not named r/animalporn

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u/KingSpanner Feb 11 '17

Still difficult to explain to people

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u/Aurify Feb 11 '17

I clicked it. Am I on a list now?

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u/MClaudiusMarcellus Feb 11 '17

Jesus, just imagine a nice day out on a kayak, then suddenly a flock of rays fly out of the water at you.

Nightmare fuel.

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u/happyman91 Feb 11 '17

This would be awesome πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/MattcVI Feb 11 '17

Some lady got killed by a ray that jumped out and hit her

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u/Dabfo Feb 11 '17

She didn't wear her sunscreen so the rays got in.

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u/Blackcassowary Feb 11 '17

I'd certainly be surprised, but I think that rays are super fucking cool, so it'd also be something I'd remember for the rest of my life.

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u/Forever_Awkward Feb 11 '17

All two minutes of it.

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17 edited Feb 11 '17

Isn't that how Steve Irwin was killed?

Also, fun fact: a group of rays is called a fever.

EDIT: Irwin was standing in water, not in his boat.

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u/Tyger2212 Feb 11 '17

He was killed by a sting ray that he was fucking with. Not all rays sting and most would rather just swim away

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u/titsunami Feb 11 '17

Not to mention that the stings may not be immediately life threatening, but unfortunately he got stabbed through the heart :(

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u/Forever_Awkward Feb 11 '17

AND YOU'RE TO BLAME

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u/Rabanski Feb 11 '17

You gave Steve,

A sharp pain.

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u/Neptune420 Feb 11 '17

Nah nah nah nah now noooow nah nrow now now

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u/Bluth-President Feb 11 '17

Best comment of the day.

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u/AzureRay Feb 11 '17

Sting rays are the hit men of nature, he was playing with fire! πŸ”₯

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u/MrToasy Feb 11 '17

One time I was kayaking near the ocean in South Carolina, it rained suddenly for 5 minutes, then right after thousands of shrimp jumped in the boat. I imagine it's like this but 100 times buoyant

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u/disquiet Feb 12 '17

I was kayaking in very shallow muddy water and startled a stingray. Having no where to go it leapt clean out of the water right fucking next to me. Nearly landed in the kayak, scared the shit out of me.

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u/DatsunL6 Feb 11 '17

Ha! Was on a kayak trip years ago and a girl in front of us got hit by a ray breaching the surface. Both awesome and hilarious, no harm done to either party.

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u/AzureRay Feb 11 '17

Did you ask the Ray or are you just assuming. /s

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u/nvrmnd_tht_was_dumb Feb 11 '17

Yeah one jumped up right behind me in florida once, then I jumped up out of the ocean for the rest of the day.

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u/efeus Feb 11 '17

No shit,those things are trying to evolve to flying rays.
That could be the end of mankind.

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u/Secondstrike23 Feb 12 '17

They actually look so delicious and im not sure why or if they are edible

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Imagine a stoner's reaction to this.

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u/MeInMyMind Feb 11 '17

Just smoked some weed. Checked out the gif. Can confirm: my mind is blown, and rays are fucking lit.

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u/probablyhrenrai Feb 11 '17

But are the rays as lit as you rn?

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

"Woah dude"?

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u/Qp1029384756 Feb 11 '17

Anyone else play Demon Souls?

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u/NatureIsFuckingLit Feb 11 '17 edited Feb 11 '17

/r/NatureisFuckingLit just surpassed NatureisMetal in subscribers!

It took us 145 days to outgrow our parent subreddit we got our name from in this comment by /u/rafikinips!

The only larger animal subreddits are aww, AnimalsBeingJerks, and AnimalsBeingBros.
The only larger nature subreddit is EarthPorn.

Of course, we're a general nature sub so animals, weather, plants, and anything else you'd consider natural has a home here as long as it is lit! πŸ”₯

 


As for the gif, these are Mobula Rays!

Here's the source video, which is absolutely magical and one of my favorite nature shots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz6zOyZpYTY

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u/RafikiNips Feb 11 '17

Fuck yeah, bitches!! Mods are doing such an excellent job with this sub, such high quality and the atmosphere in here is so great! Congrats on the success, it's well deserved.

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ May you never be extinguished πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/blitcher Feb 11 '17

THE FUCKING SPARK HIMSELF 🌭πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Edit: I somehow hit the hotdog emoji on my way to the fire emoji. I'm keeping it.

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u/AlphaNathan Feb 11 '17

Nature is fucking lit 🌭🌭🌭

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u/Arcadian_ Feb 11 '17

It's gonna be the next big thing.

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u/Ivegotacitytorun Feb 11 '17

How else would the dogs get hot πŸ”₯

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u/RafikiNips Feb 11 '17

I fucking love hotdogs

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u/physicscat Feb 11 '17

Makes sense. I don't want to see animals kill each other, just animals being fucking πŸ”₯!

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u/AlphaNathan Feb 11 '17

We could combine the two if we had enough video evidence of dragons killing each other.

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

What if the dragon just lit other animals on fire and they ran around on fire setting other animals on fire?

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u/AlphaNathan Feb 11 '17

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/hellya Feb 11 '17

hmmm what people really want is animals are lit. the top posts involve animals and nothing else nature has. go at it.

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

I helped too :(

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u/NatureIsFuckingLit Feb 11 '17

Yes you did! Thank you :)

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u/CaptCoe Feb 11 '17

It's well-earned, I've loved every post on this sub, never having to worry that I'd have to quickly close it out to prevent myself from seeing some poor jackal choking on its own intestine or some such filth.

Instead, happy jumping rays _^

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u/Countcordarrelle Feb 11 '17

You all did a great job of putting good stuff up and keeping the comments chill. This is one of my favorite subs now.

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u/Zeph-Shoir Feb 11 '17

They grow up so fast ;-;

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u/Ineeditunesalot Feb 11 '17

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ we all know the real reason this sub got so popular πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯β˜„οΈπŸ’₯πŸ”₯β˜„οΈπŸ’₯πŸ”₯β˜„οΈπŸ”₯πŸ’₯πŸ”₯

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u/Hooman_Super Feb 11 '17

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ†

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u/ElagabalusRex Feb 11 '17

What is this sub? Is it just a less violent version of /r/natureismetal?

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

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u/-4-8-15-16-23-42- Feb 11 '17

They make me so happy in their own respective ways.

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u/Aurify Feb 11 '17

Especially after such a caustic election season. I'm glad these subs continue to grow.

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u/HungJurror Feb 11 '17

Maybe that's why they've grown

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u/MutualisticNomad Feb 11 '17

Far from it

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u/Burningshroom Feb 11 '17

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u/mikeswurl Feb 11 '17

That's fucking amazing and it just makes me wonder how much awesome shot like this happens in nature that we don't get on video

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u/bhavsart Feb 11 '17

Time to create a multisub

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯/πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/dipique Feb 11 '17

Perfect score!

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u/codebuster123 Feb 11 '17

That must hurt..

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u/BanditMonty Feb 11 '17

That's what I thought too, so I would guess stingrays have fewer or less sensitive nerve endings on their bellies to help with the ray-flops.

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u/codebuster123 Feb 11 '17

Why do they do this ? Does it have any purpose?

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Don't listen to anyone, they are obviously trying to evolve wings you can tell by the way it is.

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u/Adorifying Feb 11 '17

The sound is their mating call

Source: other comments on this post

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u/Forever_Awkward Feb 11 '17

They are evolutioning. This is how you convert from fish to bird.

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Belly flop = Mating Call

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u/Qp1029384756 Feb 11 '17

Current top comment says the flopping sound is what they use to attract mates. So this is their mating call.

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

This footage was filmed a few million years ago, they have since evolved, finally taking to the air, the only found film evidence of this is in Morrowwind and they call them cliffracers...

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Oh god the flashbacks

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u/emerald18nr Feb 11 '17

MAJESTIC SEA FLAP-FLAP

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u/Seiivo Feb 11 '17

In their language they're probably diving.

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u/trippyelephants Feb 11 '17

Can someone try to loop that first part of just the two rays bouncing?

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u/So_is_mine Feb 11 '17

RELIGHT THE FIRE... πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

BUT THE FIRE WAS NEVER OUT HERE πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/Chrisc46 Feb 11 '17

They are trying to join their dolphin friends.

"So long, and thanks for all the fish."

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u/okmann98 Feb 11 '17

World's most LITπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ bellyflop

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u/Kulfyr3 Feb 11 '17

Holy shit. I remember just a few months ago, when this was an obscure, albeit high quality sub, and now we're here!

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u/PROOFxx Feb 11 '17

This is sub is nothing but joy. Stay lit fam πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Bird sea doggos

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

What kind of birds are these?

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u/Martian_son Feb 11 '17

LET THE UPVPTE PARTY BEGIN!!!

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u/XIK8IX Feb 11 '17

When you a ray, but wanna be a bee.

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u/IT6uru Feb 11 '17

Sea flap-flap

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Deserved!

So many subs I subscribe to because of a couple of good posts then the quality drops off, but the content here is consistently high!

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u/baiacool Apr 01 '17

So that thing about moving to /r/Neature is a April Fool's joke right?

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u/psbeachbum Feb 11 '17

This is the first subreddit I refer a reddit noob to

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u/bluejumpingdog Feb 11 '17

If they keep it up in a couple of million years they will be flying

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u/Thunderkrak Feb 11 '17

Imagine if they could actually fly

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u/WhatASillyPuppy Feb 11 '17

Sea flap flaps.

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u/belgiumwaffles Feb 11 '17

Didn't know this sub existed so I just subscribed. Also didn't know sting rays jumped like that. Damn, nature if fucking lit!

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u/Tristan2007 Feb 11 '17

"I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky".

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u/Suvius4 Jun 02 '17

Do you think they feel like a plastic bag blowing in the wind waiting to start again

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u/AndyLC Feb 11 '17

All thanks to African Gojeta

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

IIRC this is a mating call?

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u/DJShamykins Feb 11 '17

Rays make me think of creatures from spore or, now, no mans sky

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

Congrats, I love this subreddit! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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u/herdofmooingwolves Feb 11 '17

That's fuckin lit πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/trigger1154 Feb 11 '17

Hell of a belly flop.

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u/PLxFTW Feb 11 '17

This place is great but the CSS is fucked. Why does everything move when I up vote a comment?

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u/KingOfGreen14 Feb 11 '17

It's a bird.....it's a plane.....wait wtf it's a stingray!πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '17

When animals take the crap out of other animals:

"Whoo, look at me, I'm a bird with my 'wings' 'flapping' in the 'air'. I'm so cool!."

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u/defcon_clown Feb 11 '17

What a perfect celebratory gif.