Looks to me like they are trying to escape from the sea and as they hit the different medium (air) they find that their best swimming efforts don't
work there any longer, only to plunge back into the sea whence they came...
God I love nature. So cool to see...Isn't that the type of Manta that killed Steve Irwin?
Man that's a dangerous job filming underwater with so many of them all around you.
Do they fly out of the water because of the shear numbers of them stacked on top of each other?
Or are they consciously coming out of the water for some reason?
Great moment *&F for you! Loving it just makes me want to jump in & join in with them woo hoo….
Amazing, so many together. I worked as a scuba instructor & dive boat captain and have seen small groups of Manta but never this many wow. Once on a
charter over in the Bahamas we came across one of these beautiful creatures struggling in very shallow water. They love to go around in loops in the
deep water. This one had got caught up in a fishing line & had it tangled many times over from head to tail. It allowed us (poor thing) to approach
it snorkeling and cut away all the line. It is a moment I look back on with warmth freeing the giant. Just kidding about jumping in with them
frolicking like that, they are really large and a person if landed on would be hurt.
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