This past week, we've shared an anchorage with manta rays. These gentle giants have wingspans averaging around seven feet. Filter feeders without teeth, they swoop in graceful arcs, hoovering up the rich micro/macroscopic marine life that fills the water right now. We've been out to swim with them on a number of days. I cannot describe the feeling adequately, but it is magical to be in their presence! I feel immense gratitude and am almost frozen, hanging in the water and watching them; so thankful they welcome us in their space.
Niall caught a brief ride holding the wing of one ray... this picture of Jamie best helps put their size into perspective.