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Taken by: Christian Loader

All aboard the Manta Train!! Olympus SP350, Inon fishey...
All aboard the Manta Train!!   Olympus SP350, Inon fishey... by Christian Loader

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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008- (8/20/2008 2:16:00 AM)
Category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
location: Indian Ocean Maldives
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Gold Medal Gold Medal 2008

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Editor's Comment
It's rare to get a shot of receding, recurring subjects - almost unique with something the size of Mantas! Very contrasty, have you tried it B&W? Totally a hotshot from Christian.
rave!! this message is importantChristian!!!


That is unbelievable!


Jeff Chua De Guzman
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message Fabulous shot! grin

Surely a winner or magazine cover.
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message Wow indeed... cool
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Victor Amor
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message Jeff, Brian, Derek, Victor...

Thanks for the comments! Seeing these Manta trains is incredible. Sometimes they form trains of 30+, and sometimes 2 or 3 trains stacked on top of each other!
Here at this time of year is amazing, so many mantas and whalesharks.
Even today, i got to snorkel with and film 3 Humpback whales!! i was speechless to say the least, a very rare and lucky encounter :-))

Best fishes to you all ;-)

Christian Loader
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I am marking my calendar already! This time next year I am going to come visit you there. laugh

Jeff Chua De Guzman
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message Congratulations Christian on winning HOTSHOT of the Month.

A few of my friends would like to go and see the manta train.

Can you please give me info on how to get there and location?

my email address is invalidlink @ yahoo . com
Jeff Chua De Guzman
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message hi chris, it´s the same with me - Can you please give me info on how to get there and location?congrets to this breathtaking shot - i thought it´s a composing - just slippet in the wrong category - congrets again smile smile smile smile

cheers - old ma
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