Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:
I do not want it anymore! Before I continue to tell Flores, I MUST show you this video: a charming manta ray and her friends, met in the Komodo Maritime Park ... A fabulous corner of Indonesia for divers, the ultimate goal of my crossing of Flores from east to west.
Diving with the mantas in Komodo
The short video that you will find a little bit below was made at Canon 7Dby my little hands a little feverish, in the archipelago of Komodo. At the site called Karang Makassar, exactly.
There, the mantas do not stop to tumble, often in groups of three, four or five ... All in a water at 28 ° C, less than 10 meters deep. And (it's rare in the area), there was not too much power for once.
An hour of non-stop show. (Sigh…)
In addition, they are not shy, the mantas of Komodo. One of them, more curious than the others, came to greet me with a graceful wrist, uh ... horn, uh ... what's this thing called, already?
Ah, yes, it's a horn. A cephalic horn, even, according to Wikipedia. Or a rostrum, as reported me Johanne, a reader of the blog.