Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto

A drone filmed a huge manta ray swimming next to a paddleboarder.

On March 13, filmmaker Hassan Ishan, 26, spotted the majestic animal quietly swimming next to his friend Ahmed Rishaan, who was paddling on a surf board in the waters around Alif Alif Atoll, Maldives. 

According to Hassan, adult manta rays like this one can weigh up to 160kg.

Hassan said: “My reaction was praising the Lord for showing this to me.

“I was so happy.”