Manatee and kid

CMGW Photography snapped this beautiful shot, "First Contact," in which a young girl and a manatee share a moment through a pane of glass.

First Contact


45 Responses to “Manatee and kid”

  1. h4x0r says:


  2. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    The Mighty Jabba will now listen to your pleas…

  3. BarBarSeven says:

    “Where do you desire passage to young one?”

  4. talby0 says:

    Finally, a truly suitable image for an “Oh the huge manatee!”  macro.

  5. skunky says:

    Oh, the huge manatee.

  6. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Why is that manatee twice as big around as any other manatee?

  7. reglisse says:

    “We foresee a slight problem within House Atreides…”

  8. Labbit says:

    I remember this scene from Evangelion!

  9. Frank Diekman says:

    Sounds like a buddy detective show: “Manatee and the Kid”

  10. ocker3 says:

    I’m not always a huge fan of Zoos, but as a way to introduce citydwellers to the wonders of nature a well-run Zoo can be a good start

    • OgilvyTheAstronomer says:

      If you mean “introduce city dwellers to wild animals slowly going insane in captivity”, I certainly agree.

      • SuperWittySmitty says:

        Oh please.  Many animals adapt to their enclosed environments just fine, just as I’ve adapted to living in an apartment building in a very crowded urban society. We do not live in a Garden of Eden- animals in zoos are well-cared for, fed, and generally receive protection from the harsh realities of living in nature.  Sure, there are problems, and not all animals adapt well, but zoos are usually striving to provide the best arrangements possible.  I love bears and wolves and lions, too, but I prefer that they do not wander around in my world, naturally.  I prefer them controlled, nurtured, and satiated.

        • OgilvyTheAstronomer says:

          The difference is that living in an apartment in a crowded city was your choice. I have no problem with captive breeding programs for animals at a clear risk of extinction, and I accept there may be animals that probably aren’t vertebrate enough to even notice their environment beyond their immediate sensoria, but to keep elephants or big cats or birds in enclosures is inexcusably fucked up.

  11. snagglepuss says:

    “Hi, sweetie – My name’s Elsie, and I’m here to tell you about Studio Ghibli…..And Gold’s Gym.”

  12. alaskanime says:

    That manatee is fat, even for a manatee.

  13. Ted Johnson says:

    Reminds me of an electron micrograph of a tick.

  14. HubrisSonic says:

    The Mondoshawans never fully trusted the human race…

  15. And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint.

  16. Itsumishi says:

    Something quite wrong with the link you’ve provided. This works much better: 

  17. robuluz says:

    I see through you. I see plans within plans.

  18. ImmutableMichael says:

    Call me lame but I have enjoyed every single one of the Dune references thus far.

  19. “A word of advice: Eat healthy and exercise, kid…”

  20. Sam says:

    “The spice must flow!”

  21. miasm says:

    You look kinda weird.

  22. ferd says:

    “Little Sister, Big Daddy.  Big Daddy, Little Sister.”

  23. Halloween_Jack says:

    That kid better come up with a bucket toot sweet.

  24. Petzl says:

    “I won’t lie to ya, kid: natural selection sucks.”

  25. Edward says:

    That is so cool looking.

  26. Ben Harris says:

    “That last kid didn’t fill me up at all”

    • Ryan Lenethen says:

      Is it just me, or does it have a really creepy smile going on… I’d swear if I didn’t know these things were vegetarian… Come closer little boffin, the better for me to see you…  Om Nom Nom Nom!

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