Thursday, July 30, 2009

Manta Rays

I was reading through the July issue of National Geographic magazine yesterday and came across a short piece on Manta Rays in the Maldives. They have fin spans of up to 12 feet (4 metres) which is big, and arrive in Hanifaru Bay every year between the months of May and November. This is the time of year where millions of krill and other plankton are pushed into this area. The following pictures are amazing. Check them out...

Manta Rays feeding on plankton...

The huge mouth of the Manta Ray which it uses to suck in huge volumes of krill which stick to its fleshy inner mouth...

A number of Manta Rays embarking on a feeding spree in special formation.


  1. Amazing! Lauren loves this!

  2. They are amazing! It's good to show Lauren around the National Geographic magazine each month.


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