While I’m snorkeling, this plankton feeding Pacific Reef Manta Ray, (Manta alfredi), approached me turning loopings.

Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean

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Canon EOS 5D, 4/17-40mm, L, USM, Seacam housing, 1/125, f9, ISO 200, no flash


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  • Thomas Young
    Thomas Young8 months ago

    Wow that is cool Norbert.

  • Thank you Thomas.

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneider8 months ago

    What a great capture, outstanding! Norbert, all the best of this Holiday Season to you and yours!

  • Thank you very much John. Also for you and your family from my place:

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kelly8 months ago

    Now there’s something we don’t normally see! In fact, it’s the first time for me. A stunning capture, Norbert.

  • Even for me it’s rare to see them doing lopings. This will be my last Manta here. People don’t like them. No favs, no comments. I have no idea why. Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • buddybetsy
    buddybetsy8 months ago

    what a brilliant shot,capture,and I’m jealous mate…….

  • Thank you very much, Betsy.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardt8 months ago

    It looks so graceful!

  • Thank you for your friendly comment, Barbara.

    – Norbert Probst

  • LindaR
    LindaR8 months ago

    it’s like a graceful ballet dancer ~ hopefully not the last Manta! xx

  • Thank you Lind. Very friendly.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily7 months ago

    beautiful ballet! when I see that, It so reminds me about an old, very old movie called The black pearl. 1977 (I was 10). great shot Norbert

  • Never heard about this movie Manon. I am happy that you like it, Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Tammera
    Tammera7 months ago

  • Thank you very much of the first feature for this photo, Tammera.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...7 months ago

    18 December 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

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