Big floating potatoes (manatees)

It had been cold for a while in mid-January so I drove up to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to see if there were a lot of manatees close to the docks. As soon as I got out to the dock this mom (with her baby) did a twirl for me and was showing her belly.

There were hundreds of manatees out in the river, many were close to the bridge that goes over the river in the park. You could see many of the cuts and scratches on their backs from boat strikes. A lot of them had babies.  The one in the above picture had algea growing on her back.

I liked this shot with the reflection of the palm tree in the water.

I took this with my phone since he was right along the dock.

At the underwater viewing area the fish were close to the glass.


5 thoughts on “Big floating potatoes (manatees)

  1. Hello,
    Awesome series on the Manatees. They are cute! The little babies are adorable. I see the scratches and marks from the boats, I wonder if it hurts them. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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