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Etching "Travel" by Sherry Bell featuring map and row boats in a mounted black frame

Florence McAlary

Filter Feeding
 Oceanic Manta, Magic Mountain, Indonesia

Digital photograph

San Juan Island

Artist Statement:
Opportunities to remove ectoparasites bring oceanic mantas to seamounts like Magic Mountain. As this manta came before my camera, it’s size (20’) and graceful movement left me in awe. I emphasized the contrast of its patterning in my photo and celebrated its remarkable adaptions for feeding in my verse.

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