I went to the north manta site last night, garden eel cove, which is typically much higher numbers than the south. Last night, though, we were down to one - Blain. There was virtually no plankton at all, so I got to see a different behavior in the mantas than I'm used to (considering I only ever see them feed). Anyway, I have known all along that the mantas cephalic fins change during eating times and other times -- the other times making them appear as horns and how they got named "devil fish" -- but last night was the first time I actually ever saw the fins furl and unfurl and it was really quite amazing and not at all how I expected it. I tried finding a clip online so that you guys could see, but it's hard to tell and not as amazing in person, but if your interested, go to about 1:18 on the video and see how it works. It really is cool.
So anyway, even with no plankton, we had Blain last night for almost the whole time. Check out the belly pattern? Easy to identify, no? Looks like the shaka sign. For those who don't know what it is, I made the comparison nice and easy for you :)
and some more of my crazy 'art' pictures. still loving the theme of manmade flipper on man vs. way cooler than manmade manta
Kona coast brought me another beautiful sunset tonight. Will seriously miss these comes the long dreadful winter months in Jersey. Off to do some editing for the night and then bed. Oh boy do I need bed.