Hi diving interested people & blog readers, today I have taken the time to sort out all underwater photos of the beautiful big Manta Rays, with which I dived together in the Maldives at a special spot where many Mantas are meeting at a cleaner station to restore health.
As I have already told in one of my past articles, I have collected all in all over 40 GB of amazing photo- & video-material during my diving holidays in the Maldives in October 2017 and I used different SD cards...
So it has taken a while to sort out only the Manta photos, but it was important for me to get an overview, so that I will not share the same photos multiple times accidentally for example and now I know that I have really taken 253 photos of the amazing huge Manta Rays in 4 dives + many videos!!!
This is really awesome, because these dives are one of the most spectacular adventure experiences in my life and that´s why Im very happy to have so many awesome photo + video impressions!
Today I want to show you this four underwater photos of Manta Rays who were attacked by sharks as you can see on the fins:
Information: Manta Rays are attacked by sharks very often, but they can be very very fast if they want and that´s why the most shark attacks are not deadly for them. The bite wounds are healing completely with the time too and cleaner fishes at the so called "cleaning stations" are helping the Mantas a lot with the healing process of the fins.
A marine biologist, specialized on Manta Rays, was on our diving boat too and showed us interesting photos of Manta Rays with shark attack wounds, which healed completely within a few years.
This animals are really friendly, interesting and there is a lot you can learn about them, even maybe many information which we don´t know so far. Just fascinating!
If you haven´t watched them so far, here you can find my first three underwater videos, which I have recorded during my dives with the big Manta Rays:
Best regards from Berlin and hear you in my next article!
Jonas Ahrens @future24