Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. Vertical orientation. A mother manatee swims with her male calf right next to her. Strong March sunlight lights this scene with reflections on the calm surface. The pair is swimming in the warm blue freshwater of Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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