What about pink? Introducing the Pink manta ray, a white and black version of an animal that we’ve previously seen.
Photographer Kristian Laine was fortunate enough to capture images of the one-of-a-kind creature, which he dubbed the Pink manta ray.
In fact, the animal’s complexion was so unusual that Laine believed it had a camera glitch.
“I didn’t know there were pink mantises in the world, so I was very confused and thought my headlights were broken or doing something weird,” he said.
Located in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the male manta is about 11 meters long.
Nicknamed Inspector Clouseau, after The Pink Panther, the creature’s coloration is not due to disease or diet but instead is a genetic mutation that differentially expresses the melanin.
It causes the pigmentation to manifest as red or pink and has never been seen before on manta rays.
Inspector Clouseau is now an online celebrity due to his unique color.
Check out Kristian Laines’ website and Instagram