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VIDEO: Drone captures family of manatees in Boca

Posted at 12:46 PM, Mar 01, 2016

Drone footage recorded Tuesday in Boca Raton captured a group of manatees enjoying their day in the warm South Florida waters.

Ryan Jones, a free-lance photographer and Iraq War veteran, said he shot the video over the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton.

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Jones was flying his drone to get some shots of the sunrise. In the process, he recorded video of a family of eight manatees, including two calves, swimming north.

“It was an absolutely perfect catch!” said Jones.