Manta Ray Displays Acrobatic Skills Near Great Barrier Reef

A manta ray showed off its swimming skills near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on January 26.

Louise King, who shot this footage, spotted the large ray during an Australia Day boat trip off Forrest Beach in Far North Queensland.

In the video, the ray speeds toward her and launches into an underwater backflip before continuing on its way.

Manta rays are one of the largest species of fish and are commonly found along the Australian East coast. Credit: Louise King via Storyful