A toddler gazes in wonder at a manatee at Seaworld, in Orlando, Florida. The curious little girl reached out her hand towards the glass tank as the manatee swam towards her. British photographer Christopher Wright was captivated by their expressions and the contrasting size of the small girl and the 400kg animal.
She’s not around anymore to read this – so, I guess I can say the manatee reminds me of my 2nd grade teacher in elementary school. 🙂
3 thoughts on “Pic of the day”
“O you who know what we suffer here, do not forget us in your prayers.”
Federal wildlife officials in Florida are seeking information on the perpetrators of an attack on a manatee, which had the word “Trump” scraped into its back. https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/federal-officials-seek-information-on-manatee-harassment/article_c84a3b66-5423-11eb-93b6-1bf69750167f.html
Harassment of a manatee, which are protected by the Endangered Species Act, is a Class A, federal criminal offense punishable by a $50,000 fine and/or up to one-year in federal prison.
(6/29/20) “Florida manatee deaths up 20% as Covid-19 threatens recovery : Unsafe boating activity, delays to environmental projects and changes in public policy are putting the gentle giants at risk” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/29/manatees-facing-increased-threats-during-the-pandemic
“Federal officials investigating after video shows ‘Trump’ written on manatee’s back” https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/533651-federal-officials-investigating-after-video-shows-trump-written-on-manatees
“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista is offering up a $20,000 reward for information leading to the person who wrote TRUMP on the back of a manatee that was found in Florida on Sunday, multiple outlets report.
Bautisa, a native of the Sunshine State, has upped the outstanding $5,000 award offered previously by the Center for Biological Diversity. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/534584-guardians-of-the-galaxy-star-offers-20k-reward-for-information-on-person