13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
"Rendezvous at Dawn"

I was snorkeling and struggling to take an Over/Under shot of the sunrise when this manatee cruised over to see what all the commotion was about. He surfaced right in front of me and I got off a couple of shots before he rolled over begging for a belly rub.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Crystal River, Florida, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © Jeff Stamer