"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! 🙏🏻😊💙 #ocean #indonesianoceanpride #lovemantas #mantaray #ourocean #scubadive #paditv #misool #dive #indonesia