RICHARD BROOKS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RICHARD BROOKS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Group of manta rays (Manta sp.) feeding. Mantas are large pelagic rays that feed on plankton. They can reach a width of more than seven metres. If conditions are right, large numbers of mantas form a train to feed. These trains often form in a specific order based on some sort of social ranking. The mantas swim back and forth through the densest areas of plankton, looping at each end to repeat over and over as long as the tide is coming in and food is concentrated there. Filmed in Palau.
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