July 10, 2013

Manatees, Florida

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Manatees swim close to the water's surface because they are air-breathing mammals. They use their stiff facial bristles to guide food into their mouths.

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25 comments
Sharon Scheer
Sharon Scheer

Love em large pre-historic!! Gentle creatures

C. Hamada
C. Hamada

What a shot which captures the loveliness of those big peaceful creature!  

Jonathan Young
Jonathan Young

Tremendous picture!  It's amazing the simple beauty God has given man... Unfortunately man has not been a very good steward.

Pathmavathy Ramasamy
Pathmavathy Ramasamy

The photo is amazing and wonderful, i can't take my eyes from it. What a great creation!

Nancy Goldsen
Nancy Goldsen

I have seen them up close at Crystal River and they are one of the most awesome sights you will ever be fortunate enough to see..took my kids when they were young because they might be not around for long..Fl does not take the necessary steps to protect these beautiful creatures...

Gerry Cunningham
Gerry Cunningham

What a wonderful shot ! Definitely a feel good cheerful image !

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