Manatee Calf and Kayaker Underwater
Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A female snorkeler in her kayak drysuit popped in at the water's surface to politely observe this little manatee calf. There is strong sunlight and blue spring water on a cool Florida day. Facing forward towards viewer. Horizontal orientation and polite, passive observation. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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