Curious Manatee by Snorkeler at Surface
Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A female snorkeler with a curious manatee at her side look out at the viewer in strong sunlight on a cool Florida day. Facing forward towards viewer. Vertical orientation and polite, passive observation, no touch. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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