The giant manta ray easily outsized the young boy. It was about triple his size. Onlookers resumed yelling at Joel to get back but his response left them dumbfounded.
Gone was the look of terror or surprise on his face. Instead, he was beaming. A bright smile plastered his face as he yelled back “It’s okay! She’s not what you think!”. They continued to watch in awe. Photo Credit: PBS