Published On: Fri, Jul 12th, 2019

a wounded manta ray begged divers for help

The sea creature approached Australian photographer and flipped over to ask him for help to remove hooks embedded under her eye

An underwater photographer Jake Wilton, was diving in Western Australia when a wounded manta ray approached to him and his colleagues. Wilton knows the ray dubbed ‘Freckles’. He could see clearly the beautiful beast suffering of fishing hooks caught under her eye.

The majestic animal spread her wings and start floating completely still before the diver. Wilton, who guides tourists in the area,   approached her to free the hooks. After several attempts, he was able and save her from potential blindness or disease.

‘She got closer and closer and then started unfurling to present the eye to me,’ he told the Daily Mail.

‘Jake went down and down again. She never moved. I’m sure that manta knew that Jake was trying to get the hooks out,’ said Halls, one of the crew. “Jake went down again and again and she just remained still for him,’ h said. [… Daily Mail]

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