Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. Series depicting the close bond of manatee mother and calf. A mother and calf float at the calm surface while the mother appears to try to corral the active calf. A fish, bream, Lepomis spp., is present. Another manatee rests below. Peaceful, natural, undistrubed scene. Horizontal orientation with blue spring water, rainbow sun rays and reflection. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
- © Carol Grant - Oceangrant.com
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