Night Feeding Manta Ray

Category: Nature

 

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

 

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