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Manta rays are the largest of the ray family, with wingspans commonly between 10 and 15 feet, but can be as large as 25 feet. They are pelagic, open-ocean swimmers that feed on plankton. On the Kona coast of Hawaii, they have been conditioned to approach diver's lights because they get an easy meal of the plankton that is attracted to the lights. They are powerful, mysterious, and graceful creatures. I took these images while snorkeling with a Nikon D3 in an underwater case.

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Marine Life
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Keywords:Big Island, Hawaii, Kona, NIKON D3, animals, beams, black, blue, dive, diving, freediving, graceful, light, manta rays, marine, nature, night, ocean, sea, snorkeling, underwater, water

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