We've been seeing a few glimpses of manatees in the channel/lake behind the villa that we're staying in for a few days.
Today we hit the jackpot with at least 3 in very close to the boat jetty.
One very big one which I estimate was about 9 feet long was right under the end of the neighbours jetty and we were able to photograph it as it came up for air every 10-15 minutes. It had an old scar on its side so we were able to see it under the murky water and watch as it surfaced.
Another great treat for us all, to be within 1 metre of this huge mammal and photograph it with a wide angle lens!...... fantastic!