Living UFO

Giant Manta Ray
(Manta birostris)

Frontal portrait of Giant Manta filter-feeding. Its shape instantly brings to mind an UFO. These huge animals, with a wingspan of up to 7 meters, staged an incredible ballet around us, slowly flapping their wings with amazing majestuosity.

Retrato frontal de una Manta Gigante filtrando alimento. Su forma inmediatamente recuerda un OVNI. Estos enormes animales, de siete metros de envergadura, desarrollaron un fantástico ballet a nuestro alrededor, batiendo sus alas lentamente, con increíble majestuosidad.

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Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, Ikelite housing, natural light
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Date: 27/01/2012

Location: Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Living UFO

Giant Manta Ray
(Manta birostris)

Frontal portrait of Giant Manta filter-feeding. Its shape instantly brings to mind an UFO. These huge animals, with a wingspan of up to 7 meters, staged an incredible ballet around us, slowly flapping their wings with amazing majestuosity.

Retrato frontal de una Manta Gigante filtrando alimento. Su forma inmediatamente recuerda un OVNI. Estos enormes animales, de siete metros de envergadura, desarrollaron un fantástico ballet a nuestro alrededor, batiendo sus alas lentamente, con increíble majestuosidad.

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Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, Ikelite housing, natural light
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Date: 27/01/2012

Location: Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.

Photographer: Arturo de Frias