Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A female snorkeler is observing a manatee mother and calf on a cool Florida day. The manatees are calm and the mother seems to like the admiration of her little calf. Facing forward towards viewer. Horizontal orientation and polite, passive observation. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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Carol Grant, Citrus County, Crystal River, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, Three Sisters Springs, Trichechus manatus latirostris, closeness, color image, endangered, facing forward, female swimmer, gazing, gazing at viewer, herbivores, looking, looking out, manatees, marine mammals, mother and calf, oceangrant.com, springs, togetherness, two animals, underwater, ©Carol Grant
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