The Flying Manta Rays of Isla Partida

We typically get wet to see our friends in the deep, but a fast inflatable can get you a dry look at the Flying Manta Rays of Isla Partida.

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These rays fly out of the water to a height of about 6 feet.

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At maximum altitude they spin, cartwheel, and flip.

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Sometimes they land like airplanes…

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sometimes they land upside down.

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  Sometimes they jump with their buddies (Popcorn Rays!).

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They jump periodically throughout the day but they save the serious jumping for sunset and cloudy days.  K thinks they don’t jump when its sunny, its bad for their shiny complexions and their Ray Bans fall off.

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They look absolutely joyous and like most fun things, only the young ones do it.

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24°32.60’N 110°24.70’W   6-Feb-10 03:43 UTC

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