Manatee and the Babytee

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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UploadedMay 5, 2012
TakenApril 2, 2012
Exposure1/100 sec at f/11
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light not detected
Focal Length20.3 mm
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On our last stop at the local parks along A1A, north of Jenson's Beach, I declared, "I've been down to Florida 10 tens, and I still haven't got any shots of Manatees." And low and behold, we immediately found a spot where several were basking in the sun. Now, that's what I call service--or at least a blessing.

24 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (4 May 2012):

    wonderful Manatee great capure James!!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (5 May 2012):

    great 1 and that sun bounce adds nicely!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 May 2012):

    Rock on James...Rock on...

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (5 May 2012):

    I really love manatees! They are very friendly, and don't seem to be aggressive in any way. This was a wonderful find, James!! I love the sunlight bouncing off them too.....great photo!!

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (5 May 2012):

    You were in the right place at the right time! Fantastic!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (5 May 2012):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (5 May 2012):


  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (5 May 2012):

    Lucky you, James! Glad you got them!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 May 2012):

    Glad they were cooperative for you to get this great shot of them.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (5 May 2012):

    Wonderful shot of the manatee family.....They were waiting for their close-up and with a spotlight!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (5 May 2012):

    Perfection to a tee!!

  • Barbara Huffert

    Barbara Huffert gave props (5 May 2012):

    All you had to do is ask. How cool!

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (5 May 2012):

    Awe my favorite........ Really great photo of them!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 May 2012):

    Fantastic, they are so hard to find!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 May 2012):

    Awesome capture, lucky that they appeared when they did so that you could get this awesome photo! I love the title, it is perfect : )

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (5 May 2012):

    Super good fortune and a fine photo to record it.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (6 May 2012):

    Mysterious creatures, the original mermaids! Very nice capture!


    CHRISTOPHER SCHULTZ said (7 May 2012):

    nice shot given how difficult getting a clear shot of those critters is you did a good job. Next time you are down south you should go to the Homasassa Springs park there are underwater viewing areas and above ground ones too and tones of the gentle giants lurking in the waters

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (9 May 2012):

    Wow beautiful creatures, what a treat for you to see them...

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (9 May 2012):

    Love the title ;-)

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (10 May 2012):

    A great shot of these gentle giants! Here in Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, they do manatee rehab for some of the many that are injured in boating accidents. Come here sometime if you want some great photo ops. You can also swim with the manatees here.

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (21 May 2012):

    Best photo I've ever seen of these amazing docile creatures A+++++

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (21 May 2012):

    The stuff of pirate ships and illusive mermaids. The Sirens saw that we were getting in shore and began with their singing. 'Come here,' they sang, 'renowned Ulysses, honour to the Achaean name, and listen to our two voices. No one ever sailed past us without staying to hear the enchanting sweetness of our song- and he who listens will go on his way not only charmed, but wiser. ~ Homer

  • Joana D'Assumpcao

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