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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flight

While freediving one morning I saw a few manta rays cruising along the bottom. I took a drop to see if any of them would get curious. My intention wasn't to get ridiculously close but this male had a different plan in mind.

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Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Copyright: © Christa Funk