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February 8th, 2012

Manatee 05

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Manatee 05, Crystal River State Park, Florida
During my week long visit to Crystal River, I spent close to 36 hours in the water with the mantees. In that amount of time, I was only able to photograph this one moment where a manatee playfully rolled upside down asking me to rub its belly. If I spend enough time with wild animals, eventually …
 
February 7th, 2012

Manatee 08

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Manatee 08, Crystal River State Park, Florida
Manatees are so ugly that they are adorable. This picture clearly illustrates that point. I spent hours in the water waiting for a manatee to pose for me like this. Whenever I photograph wild animals, I do not chase after or harass them. I can never force a picture to happen. That is why I …
 
February 6th, 2012

Manatee 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Manatee 01, Crystal River State Park, Florida
I have just returned from photographing West Indian manatees at Crystal River State Park, Florida. It was a very interesting experience. I am usually the only photographer, let alone person, at the wilderness locations that I typically photograph. I knew that was not going to be the case with the rampant manatee exploitation at Crystal …