'Vandhumaafaru Adi' Hanifaru Bay Original Painting

Vandhumaafaru Adi

Acrylics on Canvas, 120 x 90 cm 
Raya Ahmed Mansoor, 2019

“One of the first nations in the world to protect mantas, Maldives is swarmed every year in the monsoon season by hundreds of the giant rays. The Maldivian reef mantas are year round residents, migrating across the country’s 26 atolls in tandem with the changing monsoons. It is estimated that the total population for this small nation numbers around 5,000 individuals, making it the largest known population of reef mantas in the world” — @mantatrust