Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. Horizontal orientation. A mother manatee rests on the bottom as her calf surfaces for air. Reflected are the manatees and three vents at one of the springs of Three Sisters. The pair is warming themselves in the warm blue , safe freshwater of Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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