MANTA PIT STOP

REEF MANTA RAY

MANTA ALFREDI

STATUS: VULNERABLE

The mantas cruise back and forth in the current feeding. On this occasion the current was not too strong, the underwater visibility was good and this manta stopped right in front of my camera port for a clean.

Manta Station, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

Nikon D610, Tokina AT-X107 DX fisheye 10–17mm f/3.5–4.5, 1/200, f/10, ISO 200, two external strobes INON D2000 set to manual fired via fibre optic, Nexus camera housing with dome port, handheld

by Phil Woodhead