A thirsty manatee found an ingenious source of refreshment as it drank a stream of water from a boat.
Gabe Gallardo was in Key Largo, Florida, on July 2 when he spotted the mammoth marine mammal floating in the water by the docks.
Clearly gagging for a drink, the manatee positions itself under the limber hole on the boat as the runoff streams directly into its mouth.
Gabe said: “While we were fishing, we spotted this clever manatee.
“It must have learned to do this over the years.”