Manta Photos: Underwater Wildlife Photography Portfolio

Mantas are believed to be the most intelligent of all the elasmobranch species – and one of my favorite wildlife for underwater photography.

You never quite know what you’re going to get during an interaction with mantas – sometimes they’re shy, passing by just out of reach of your lens, sometimes they come near, playfully spinning below the surface.

The manta photos in this gallery were shot over more than ten years of exploring the Coral Triangle – the world’s most biodiverse concentration of coral reefs. From Raja Ampat, Komodo, Bali, and Tubbataha, the time spent with these mantas underwater while photographing them was pure magic.

Most of the best manta photos here were shot while sailing aboard The Seven Seas liveaboard – my favorite way to explore the most remote corners of the islands.

All of these photos are also available as prints from my online print shop – click here now for pricing / sizing options.

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Tommy Schultz

Photographer, Writer, & Film Maker

Hi, my name is Tommy - thanks for visiting my site today. I've spent the past ten years capturing stories from around the world with my camera. I'm inspired by the ocean, working with creative people, and sharing what I've learned along the way. If you enjoyed this article and love travel / photography you should sign up for my free newsletter. If you need creative for your upcoming project, click here to learn how I can help you. If you want to learn how to share your own story in pictures / video, you can join my online photography course. If you'd like to connect with me, please say hi on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. If you're curious how / why I made the switch to being a full-time photographer, just click here.

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June 27, 2018