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In some places, mantas are not only tolerant of divers but initiate contact with bubblers and freedivers, with encounters lasting for hours, day after day... Such places are worthy of our protection.
Manta ray and freediver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), copyright Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02459, all rights reserved worldwide. Manta ray and freediver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), copyright Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02460, all rights reserved worldwide. Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), copyright Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02461, all rights reserved worldwide.
Manta ray and freediver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Image 02459 Manta ray and freediver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Image 02460 Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Image 02461
Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), copyright Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02465, all rights reserved worldwide. Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), copyright Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02471, all rights reserved worldwide. Manta ray and videographer, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), copyright Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02475, all rights reserved worldwide.
Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Image 02465 Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Image 02471 Manta ray and videographer, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Image 02475
Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), copyright Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02468, all rights reserved worldwide. Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), copyright Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02469, all rights reserved worldwide.
Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Image 02468 Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Image 02469