Fall is the time when manatees start arriving at their chosen warm water wintering sites. This adult manatee is relishing the warm Florida sunlight while floating over a freshwater spring outflow. Falling leaves make a shadow like a garland over the manatee. I love to work with natural sunlight on manatees as it shows how they live underwater. I took this photograph on November 16, 2021 and it shows a healthy rotund manatee. The seagrass beds and other aquatic vegetation the manatee favors is still healthy and abundant throughout many areas of Florida, especially here off Citrus County on the west coast. Trichechus manatus latirostris, the Florida manatee.Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida USA.