Some places you can’t put a better filter than what nature puts. #mauritius is one such place - an endeavour to convert every business trip into a small holiday works well always I guess! And yes , the sea did steal my heart long ago!
@magentaoceans: A beautiful moment when a sleeping mamma gently brings her baby to the surface. Look close and you can see her eye is still closed. She's a conscious breather, she has to come to the surface for air every 20 minutes or so.
She sleeps by shutting down half her brain at a time, allowing her to be in semi conscious state of rest while still being alert enough to emerge for air.
Her rest is vital here in the breeding grounds as she is fasting and nursing her calf.
Her calf can consume up to 500 litres of milk a day.
This mother needs to conserve energy where she can in order to have the strength for her migration South to the feeding grounds of Antarctica.
📷 Photo by: @magentaoceans
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📷 @qb.mru: “Mother nature the greatest artist” 😍🏝.
Stingray city! @heronisland on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef has more rays in one area then anywhere ive seen around Australia. It is not uncommon to swim with over 5 species of ray all at once!