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Last Updated: Thursday July 29 2010 13:42 GMT

In pics: Amazing flying manta rays!

Flying manta ray

It is a bird, is it a plane? No! It's a manta ray...

Flying manta ray

These amazing animals were spotted of the coast of Costa Rica by a pair tourists hoping to see some whales.

Flying manta ray

What a leap! (Or should that be water leap!) The rays can fly nearly three metres into the air - that's the same as jumping over an ostrich!

Flying manta ray

They aren't normally seen above the water. Experts think the rays were performing somersaults to try to find girlfriends. Good luck guys!



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