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Trivia time for #mantamonday ! Can you name the ocean hitchhikers on this gorgeous manta ray? ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ“ท @krystlejwright #triviatime #mantaray
The Giant Oceanic Manta Ray wishes you all a happy #mantamonday ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ“ท @hamiltonunderwater
A manta Ray model from sea world Orlando.50 % of it goes to conservation of mantas! #mantaray #mantatrust #savemantas #vulnerable #stoppoaching #lovemantas
#Mantamonday ๐Ÿ’™ #Repost @shawnheinrichs ใƒปใƒปใƒป "Look! Look! Look deep into #nature and you will understand everything." - Albert Einstein @hannahmermaid dances with a beautiful manta ray in the warm glow of lights in Hawaii. @lmlightlife @backscattervideophoto @wildaid @mantatrust @jacksdivinglocker #racingextinction #lovemantas #bluespherefoundation #tpwf #theperfectworld #savetheocean
'Into everything ocean went a more fantastic than any imagination could inspire' Wyland #mantaray #lovemantas #wyland #underwaterphoto #oceaninspired #OceanActivism #manta
"Look! Look! Look deep into #nature and you will understand everything." - Albert Einstein @hannahmermaid dances with a beautiful manta ray in the warm glow of lights in Hawaii. @lmlightlife @backscattervideophoto @wildaid @mantatrust @jacksdivinglocker #racingextinction #lovemantas #bluespherefoundation
#MantaMonday! Meet our jawsome Education & Outreach Coordinator, Jaclyn @seaswithmrsg ๐Ÿฆˆ She's leading our campus rep program, sign up on our website!! (Link in bio) ๐ŸŒ€ 20% donation to @mantatrust with every manta tee! ๐ŸŒŽ We ship international! ๐Ÿ’ฆ Make a splash in your community, visit ConversationOcean.org โœŒ๐Ÿผ
Manta shades of grey - black and white - I โค๏ธ them all! Protect Manta Rays #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas
Went for a ride on this beautiful manta. I was filming her swim away. She stopped and allowed me to catch up. She then started swimming very slowly allowing me to easily swim in her draft. When I was sucked out of her draft she stopped swimming again to allow me back in again. It was such an insanely cool feeling. I was barely kicking but able to swim with this amazing beauty, filming every second of the experience. #lovemantas #sdmdiving #socorro #travelblog #travelvlog #wildlife #instagram #instadaily #instavideo #wildlifevideos #wildlifephotography #mantarays #mexico #animalvideos #oceanvideo #lovemyjob
There is no greater feeling than having a big beautiful manta ray swimming up to you, seeking out interaction. No chum or bait needed. Just a perfectly beautiful wild animal coming up to you wanting to share a moment. No greater feeling in the world than that. #lovemantas #sdmdiving #wildlifephotography #pelagic #mantas #mantaray #travellife #travelblog #travelvlog #wildlife #instagram #instadaily
One of the best things about Socorro is the friendly manta rays. This is one of the best places in the world for interaction with these giant dancing Angels. Here our buddy @seajewl is dancing in our weightless world with one of the beauties we got to play with. #dancingaway #sdmdiving #mantaray #socorro #instagram #sharkdivingislife #sharkdiving #scubadiving #lovenature #wildlifephotography #travelvlog #travelphotography #wildlife #lovemantas #savemantas
Rolling out of bed on #flatfishfriday like... ๐Ÿ’™stunning shot by @_stubarry_
How about happy #mantamonday and also a very happy birthday to Dr. Jane Goodall! Love this post from @shawnheinrichs ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŽ #janegodall #startwith1thing #startaconversation
Coming in for my close up because it's #mantamonday ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ“ท @sealife_differently
Did you know we sell men's apparel too? Get yours today and start a conversation about ocean conservation! #conversationocean #mensapparel
Repost from @shawnheinrichs) using @RepostRegramApp - Oceanic and Reef Mantas in one shot! In 2010 I was working with @mantaguy in the Maldives on the Manta Ray of Hope project and shared my footage of mantas from @misoolecoresort with him. Guy immediately noticed there were Oceanic Mantas in the footage. I had no idea! Up until then everyone had assumed they were all Reef Mantas in the #Raja Ampat. Since then I have been trying to capture both species in a single image, one that would also show how much bigger the Oceanics are. Finally this week, after 6 years of dive after dive, my team captured epic imagery of both species frolicking together! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™ #ocean #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas #mantaray #ourocean #scubadive #paditv #misool #dive #indonesia
It's #MantaMonday! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™ Mantas are gentle, curious, charismatic and social creatures. Their tendency to feed near the surface and interact with humans has made them a popular tourist experience. Yet these same tendencies make them a target for hunters. Unsustainable fisheries are now wiping out the mantaโ€™s small and isolated populations. One of the primary drivers of this increase in fisheries is the gill trade, a market that uses manta gills in a psuedo-medicinal tonic in China. Most of the world has no clue what a manta ray is, let alone that itโ€™s vulnerable. The clock is ticking for mantas! #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas #racingextinction #mantaray
from @racingextinction - #Regram from @shawnheinrichs In celebration of #ValentinesDay, take a look at the biggest #manta baby bump I've ever seen! This momma-to-be reef manta at @misoolecoresort was about ready to pop, and usher in a new generation of bouncing baby mantas! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ฆ @indonesiamantaproject @conservationorg @racingextinction #bluespherefoundation #lovemantas
#Regram from @shawnheinrichs In celebration of #ValentinesDay, take a look at the biggest #manta baby bump I've ever seen! This momma-to-be reef manta at @misoolecoresort was about ready to pop, and usher in a new generation of bouncing baby mantas! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ฆ @indonesiamantaproject @conservationorg @racingextinction #bluespherefoundation #lovemantas
In celebration of Valentine's Day, take a look at the biggest #manta baby bump I've ever seen! This momma-to-be reef manta at @misoolecoresort was about ready to pop, and usher in a new generation of bouncing baby mantas!โค๐Ÿ’ฆ @indonesianmantaproject @conservationorg @racingextinction #bluespherefoundation #lovemantas
Manta Monday - we were treated to a manta mating train in Raja Ampat - more hope that this protected area will provide a safe home for future generations of Mantasโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฌ #lovemantas #lovenature #indonesianoceanpride
MOBULA Rays, the smaller cousins of Manta Rays, are threatened by the same unsustainable fisheries and gill plate trade that is threatening to wipe out Manta populations. Protect the #minimantas !๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas @indonesianmantaproject @vulcaninc @wildaid @conservationorg @mantatrust
Eye Of The Manta - When I look into the eye of a manta, I feel a deep sense of connectedness, an ancient soul with wisdom beyond our understanding, a gentle and trusting being that for a brief time graces us with it's majestic presence.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป But these words only scratch the surface of the true depth of this connection, for only those fortunate enough to have experienced it can truly understand. I feel blessed and so grateful from these encounters.๐Ÿ˜Œ #lovemantas #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride @misoolecoresort @indonesianmantaproject @wildaid @mantatrust
Holiday message from #racingextinction team member @shawnheinrichs: 2016 had been another amazing journey of inspiration and challenges in protecting our #oceans! None of what we accomplished would have possible without the support of our community, and for this I am so grateful!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ #lovemantas #startwith1thing #bethechange #light1candle #indonesianoceanpride
2016 has been another amazing journey of inspiration and challenges in protecting our #oceans! None of what we accomplished would have possible without the support of our community, and for this I am so grateful!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจโœจ #lovemantas #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction #startwith1thing #bethechange #light1candle
Great photo! #Repost @shawnheinrichs ใƒปใƒปใƒป Oceanic and Reef Mantas in one shot! In 2010 I was working with @mantaguy in the Maldives on the Manta Ray of Hope project and shared my footage of mantas from @misoolecoresort with him. Guy immediately noticed there were Oceanic Mantas in the footage. I had no idea! Up until then everyone had assumed they were all Reef Mantas in the #Raja Ampat. Since then I have been trying to capture both species in a single image, one that would also show how much bigger the Oceanics are. Finally this week, after 6 years of dive after dive, my team captured epic imagery of both species frolicking together! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™ #ocean #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas #mantaray #ourocean #scubadive #paditv #misool #dive #indonesia
"Oceanic and Reef Mantas" Image shot in Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia courtesy of Racing Extinction @racingextinction Team Member, Underwater and Wildlife Photojournalist and Cinematographer, Shawn Heinrichs @shawnheinrichs - Oceanic and Reef Mantas in one shot! In 2010 I was working with @mantaguy in the Maldives on the Manta Ray of Hope project and shared my footage of mantas from @misoolecoresort with him. Guy immediately noticed there were Oceanic Mantas in the footage. I had no idea! Up until then everyone had assumed they were all Reef Mantas in the #Raja Ampat. Since then I have been trying to capture both species in a single image, one that would also show how much bigger the Oceanics are. Finally this week, after 6 years of dive after dive, my team captured epic imagery of both species frolicking together! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™ #ocean #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas #mantaray #ourocean #scubadive #paditv #misool #dive #indonesia
Oceanic and Reef Mantas in one shot! In 2010 I was working with @mantaguy in the Maldives on the Manta Ray of Hope project and shared my footage of mantas from @misoolecoresort with him. Guy immediately noticed there were Oceanic Mantas in the footage. I had no idea! Up until then everyone had assumed they were all Reef Mantas in the #Raja Ampat. Since then I have been trying to capture both species in a single image, one that would also show how much bigger the Oceanics are. Finally this week, after 6 years of dive after dive, my team captured epic imagery of both species frolicking together! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™ #ocean #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas #mantaray #ourocean #scubadive #paditv #misool #dive #indonesia
Dancing the night away #lovemantas
One of my most favorite moments in the water. I was swimming after this manta ray when it rolled and turned upside down so that it could look at me. We swam like this for a while. It was such an amazing feeling sharing a moment with this gentle giant. These encounters is what I truly live for. Not fame or money or things...this right here is what it is all about. Always has been, always will be. #sharkdivingislife #sdmdiving #livingthedream #mantaray #lovemantas #instaphoto #instapic #instagram #livingthedream #sharkfamily image by @epicdiving
This was the most insane Manta dive ever. Manta Alley in Komodo. The Mantas where everywhere and so close. It seemed that the observed us the same as we did them. It's so cool if a Manta looks at you.
Only one week left in Bora! So many things I'll miss but Felix is probably number one. Such an inquisitive, friendly manta who circles back time and time again to look at us, passing so close he occasionally pats us on the head. I will treasure this lovely photo of me and Felix taken by @politelysmiling Read our blog about Bora Bora's mantas at themobulabloula.weebly.com #mantaray #manta #mantatrust #marineconservation #conservation #Felix #borabora #FrenchPolynesia #southpacific #scubadiving #lovemantas #timeflieswhenyourehavingfun
The morning wake up! Heading off for some manta dives ๐Ÿ˜Š #lovemantas
Welcome to the land of the Giants! There is no way to properly describe what it feels like to be in the water with hundreds of whale sharks and manta rays within inches of you. Best feeling in the world! Summer can't get her quick enough. #sharkdivingislife #sharkdivermag #underwaterphotography #underwater #travel #ecotourism #scubadiving #mexico #manta #whaleshark #lovemycrazylife #lovesharks #lovemantas #travel
Nothing like having a manta just dance within inches of you...they are one of natures great gifts to this world. Pure perfection. #lovemantas #sharkdivermag #underwaterphotography #travel #underwater #photography #ecotourism #manta #mantaray #mexico #scubadiving #scuba #sharkdiving #lovemycrazylife
Hmmm need a tattoo designer... #mantaturtle #loveturtles #lovemantas ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿข
Dulces sueรฑos...hasta maรฑana..schisssss #loveAres #mimamamemima #lovemantas