RICHARD BROOKS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RICHARD BROOKS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Manta ray (Manta birostris) swimming over the camera, eclipsing the sun before swimming away over a coral reef. Manta rays are largely pelagic, but they come to coral reefs to be cleaned at cleaning stations. A cleaning station is a region of coral where specialist fish and crustaceans wait for large animals to approach, and then pick parasites from their skin. Filmed in Palau.
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