A lonely manatee gently swims above a sandy bottom
Sunbeams form a curtain in the clear tropical waters off Caye Caulker, Belize. I have come to love the randomness of large animal encounters on the Belize Barrier Reef; before every dive I get butterflies anticipating a face-to-face with a sea turtle, dolphin, eagle ray, shark or manatee ... each time is a tryst ...
Photograph by Tony Rath
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