Image: Alfred Manta Feeding (Eureka Prizes)
2014 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography finalist
- Gary Cranitch
- © Gary Cranitch
Alfred Manta Feeding, Gary Cranitch, Queensland Museum
The Alfred Manta, Manta alfredi, one of the largest rays on the planet, is currently listed as vulnerable in eastern Australian waters with recorded individuals numbering in the few hundred. Gary Cranitch’s awe-inspiring image is an important reminder that we still have much to do to ensure the survival of this beautiful species.