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Mantaspektaklet i Hanifaru - Maldiverna.edz
Magiskt mantaspektakel i Indiska oceanen [16-18 oktober 2011, Hanifaru, Baa Atoll, Maldiverna]
Expeditionsledare & bokkreatör: Magnus Lundgren
Här har ni möjlighet att bläddra i vår praktbok online som återspeglar de sällsamma möten och upplevelser vi var med i Hanifaru Bay. Alla bilderna i boken är tagna under en och samma resa av expeditionsdeltagarna. Alla ni som var med på resan erhåller en praktbok (310 mm x 310 mm) utan extra kostnad som en del av er resa.
Text from Exposure Expedition's english webpage by Magnus Lundgren:
"Around Baa atoll in picture perfect Malidves one of the great spectacles in the sea take place. It has probably been going on for ages but it was not so long ago since Hanifaru Bay was discovered as one of the main spots in the world for divers to see great aggregations of the world's largest ray - the manta. Sometimes 100, sometimes even more than 200 manta rays gather over a sandy bay smaller than soccer field to feed on plankton. Even whale sharks are known to sometimes join in.
We had a slow start and was waiting for the manta action tonstart. Timing is a crucial element and intentionally we got on location some days before it was supposed to happen according to the moon phase and local experience. We had time to discover the local frog fishes, white anemones, surrounding atoll reefs and strong currents around Baa Atoll's beautiful islands.
Then finally the manta action picked up, same day as the full moon, and it was an absolutely mind blowing experience. Trains of mantas, carousels of mantas, manta rays doing the washing machine-like roll, everywhere there were suddenly mantas and it kept going on for three days. The rays where behaving like flocks of gigantic birds in a underwater planctonic feeding frenzy. It was a unique trip, to a unique place on a very unique moment. Sometimes timing and research is making the whole difference."