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THE AMAZING FLYING MANTA RAYS.
These extraordinary photos could be mistaken for strange-looking birds, but these creatures are actually Manta Rays, leaping out of the sea a staggering three metres in the air. The plucky animals demonstrate their acrobatic skills by bursting out of the water. Once airbourne they even flap their impressive fins in what looks like an attempt to fly.
Some even manage a summersault before plummeting back into the water with an impressive splash. Photographers Roland and Julia Seitre captured the bizarre spectacle off the Pacific coast of Central America.
The married couple had sailed six miles out in the hope of catching sight of whales but were instead stunned to be treated to this extraordinary acrobatic display instead.
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Pictured: A ray glides through the air, zooming towards, camera
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