Friday, August 27, 2010

Chasing giants

A friday video. This is obviously a giant manta ray although in light of recent splits I'm not sure which one. This is a fairly typical manta encounter when diving a wall rather than a cleaning station.




Obviously its not the best video as its shot looking down in poor light. I dropped about 10 metres in depth to get this and although she isn't flapping a lot, I was finning like a demon to try to keep up with her as she was moving into quite a strong current - I failed to keep up with her for long, and the effort involved is also the reason for the odd wobble. The hydrodynamics and gliding ability of these animals is just unbelievable.

2 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Beautiful.

tai haku said...

Thanks FC.