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.”