Fiji expedition 2014

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Fiji expedition 2014

It is hard to tell about all that beauty that waited for me on this trip and the wonderful moments I could spend with the manta rays. I decided to rather show you some of these amazing moments, instead of talking about them. So, enjoy my photo diary:-)

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On the way to the manta rays, beautiful Yasawa islands

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The boat is waiting for us to see mantas

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Courtship dance of beautiful black mantas on the first day

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Sunset abseiling is always an option if manta rays are not around

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The Manta Memories distribution center is set up, waiting for the first guests to support the manta ray fishing villages by their purchase

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Perfect spot to relax after a hard day

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Not only manta rays visit the neighbouring reefs

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Testing a drone to detect manta rays more efficiently

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Our drone is returning from a successful mission

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The snorkeling guests from several resorts enjoy the last minutes of sunlight with the mantas

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Waiting for the mantas to show up

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The end of a successful day

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We are out on the boat in search for mantas when the sun is coming up over the calm ocean

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Searching for mantas in any way possible

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Always happy to see pregnant mantas

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Very intense courtship behaviour, male mantas following a female

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Documenting manta ray coloration and behaviour

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Feeding manta rays

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Often we saw more snorkelers than mantas

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Waiting for the manta rays at sunrise

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We built a mantay ray lookout

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Three black morphs passing by a cleaning station in the current

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This is me, being very happy with the productive time in Fiji. I feel that every second I can spend with the mantas offers a miracle. You never know what the next moment will bring when you swim with them and how they surprise you. I feel I got a bit closer to the secret life of manta rays again.


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