andy_mann A Zebra Shark on the hunt for Mollusks. (More of a Jaguar pattern, but hey, I don't call the shots). A threatened species here in the Indo Pacific and an unforgettable encounter. Looking forward to tomorrow's dives. @waittfoundation @thewcs @thejoelepore 21h

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andy_mann The underwater world has the power to alter our perspectives and shift the possibilities. Today, just before dark, the Andaman Sea came alive. @mbond8 sharing the moment. @thewcs @waittfoundation @3stringsproductions @natgeo @natgeocreative #mantaray 2d

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andy_mann A male Cuttlefish protects his female partner (bottom right) from @mbond8 while she searches for a safe and hidden spot to deposit her eggs. @waittfoundation @thewcs @3stringsproductions 3d

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andy_mann Ran smack into this fluid friend on a free-dive today. The Red Jellyfish (Crambione mastigophora) also known as a "Sea Tomato" packs a powerful little punch. I know because I took a few. An absolutely graceful and beautiful species. It's mind-melting, watching it dance with juvenile fish as it makes it's merry way, in no particular direction, in no particular hurry. The whole experience only lasts seconds before I come up for air. @waittfoundation @thewcs @3stringsproductions @mbond8 @natgeocreative 4d

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andy_mann Corals & Sponges, like a lot of marine life, are known to be strikingly colorful creatures. However, understanding the nature of those colors can be tricky. A rarely known underwater occurrence is that the color red disappears from the human eye at around 30 feet, completely. In a world of green and blue it's easy to pass a scene like this one. It wasn't until I set up my strobes did I have any idea that this little sponge was actually red. Coupled with the sea cucumber, sea urchins, fish and eerily bad visibility made this a scene worth lighting. @waittfoundation @thewcs @3stringsproductions 5d

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andy_mann A school of Bigeye Snapper circle Richilieu Rock off Surin Island, Thailand. We've just been cleared to move further North into Myanmar waters and begin our science. Pulling anchor as I type this. We all very eager to see what we find in the coming weeks. @waittfoundation @thewcs @3stringsproductions 6d

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andy_mann A Sangha Monk gently mixes concrete and lays new steps to his weathered Pagoda in Kawthaung. I'm taken by the kindness of and beauty of the people here. Fingers crossed for political resolution today so we can pull anchor and move further North into the Andaman Sea. @waittinstitute @thewcs @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions 6d

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andy_mann Made landfall today in Kawthaung, the Southernmost port in Myanmar, hoping to further understand how the local fisheries here are being managed. It's also a small window into what we can expect as we move North into our targeted dive locations. It's a beautiful and vibrant fishing town. We've boarded 4 local students and 2 of the most well known marine activists in the region to help us along the way. However, we're anchored here for at least another day, hoping to sort out visa and access issues. For now, this should provide us some time for much-needed walkabouts and gear organization before setting off again. @waittinstitute @thewcs @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions 6d

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andy_mann A large school of Pacific Barracuda hanging with me in the deep end. Our first dive yesterday was full of friends. @waittinstitute @thewcs @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions 7d

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andy_mann After a few days journey by boat North from Phuket we are finally making our way into the remote archipelagos of Myanmar. We took a short dive today to get our feet wet and shake off the dust and got a visit from the small (relatively) but beautiful Whale Shark. A sign of good things to come. GoPro screen grab by: @thedocrichardson @waittinstitute @thewcs 1w

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andy_mann #dawnwall. Still news on my flight from Hong Kong to Myanmar. The climb heard around the world! A token of inspiration from @kjorgeson & @tommycaldwell as I make my way to the Mergui Archipelago today for a 2 week diving expedition. Let's do this. @waittinstitute @thewcs @natgeo @natgeocreative 1w

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andy_mann Had the pleasure of shooting my good bud and brother Reed Foehl (@reedfoehl) this morning before he leaves on his Winter tour, supporting of his new album "Lost in the West." Give him a follow and check out his tour dates with Todd Snider, ending March 31 in New York City. Not be to missed. @3stringsproductions 1w

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andy_mann A photo of @kjorgeson sticking the dyno on pitch 16 last year. The boys are making the dream a reality today!!!! So proud! @3stringsproductions @tommycaldwell #dawnwall 2w

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andy_mann Burly. @maurybirdwell took a large chunk of ice to the chin today which needs about 4-5 stitches. So he's dealing the inevitable preparation and is off to the hospital. Lessons: Be careful out there folks and shave your face before ice climbing...just in case. #Bootcamp @3stringsproductions 3w

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andy_mann @willmayo.us finding perfect sticks and amazing conditions today in Telluride. Proud of @sashadigiulian for following Bridal Veil Falls (WI6) clean today. #Bootcamp continues! @adidasoutdoor @petzl_official @3stringsproductions @maurybirdwell 3w

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andy_mann Sasha (@sashadigiulian) makes the transition on "The Flying Circus" (M10) in Ouray Ice Park. Another great training day today and off tomorrow with Will Mayo (@willmayo.us) to attempt one of the world's truly great water-ice climbs, Bridal Veil Falls, in Telluride, CO. @adidasoutdoor @petzl_official @redbull @3stringsproductions 3w

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andy_mann @maurybirdwell between the jaws of the beast. Perfect conditions today in Ouray. @3stringsproductions @natgeocreative 3w

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andy_mann @sashadigiulian focusing in on her very first mixed-ice lead climb in Ouray, CO today. (M10). Its fun watching her delve into a new facet of climbing and challenging herself in new ways. Good times with good friends this week at the ice park. @3stringsproductions @willmayo.us @maurybirdwell @adidasoutdoor @redbull 3w

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andy_mann @coryrichards helping a diver into the 31 degree water. A group of 6 of us were diving under the iceberg in this photo, when one of the divers, Forrest, had a "free flow", a non-emergency situation, but serious enough when your 70 feet under an iceberg in the Barents Sea. Luckily everyone aborted the dive and surfaced with him, and just at that moment, the massive, hotel-sized Iceberg rolled and toppled over. We were all able to dodge it and swim back to the safety zodiacs. It would have crushed us all if Forrest hadn't of had a problem with his regulator, right at that moment. A good day that ends well and good lesson on diving icebergs. Shot on assignment for @natgeo @coryrichards @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions @enricsala @davidquammen 3w

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