Night Feeding Manta Ray
Photo and caption by Melainah Yee
Mantas feed by opening their mouths and filtering the plankton as they perform barrel-roll after barrel-roll, tummy out. This is the tail end of one of those beautiful, gentle giants, as it rolled away from the camera. With the plankton illuminated, it reminds me of a flower with pollen blowing. Nature is amazing!
Location: Kona Coast, Big Island of Hawai'i