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.
[justified_image_grid preset=4 mobile_preset=4 row_height=450 height_deviation=450 mobile_row_height=250 mobile_height_dev=200 last_row=normal disable_cropping=yes-mobile ng_gallery=195]