This large, “identified, flying object” is a Spotted Eagle Ray, (Aetobatus narinari).
I saw it already coming from a distance. On sandy bottom, between coral patches, I tried to hide with holding my breath for a small eternity. I’ve got one shot only. Then the ray escaped.
This picture was published in double pages in Germany and international Magazines.

Close Dangria, Belize, Central America, Caribbean

Canon EOS 5D, 17-40mm, Seacam housing, Speedlite 580 EX, TTL, Sealux housing, 1/125s, f 9, ISO 200

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Comments

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot, such graceful elegant creatures :-))

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 5 years ago

    what a sight! and its coming this way…LOL

    fantastic capture
    :))

  • Larry Llewellyn
    Larry Llewellynabout 5 years ago

    Love this image.. Thanks, for the memories..
    I was cerified in Okinawa…Great shot…Holding your breath~ deadly!!!!!

  • Thank you Larry. I did it a thousend times and I survived until today. Good to know how you can do it!

    – Norbert Probst

  • kaotic-shell
    kaotic-shellabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image!! it has left me breathless!!

  • KOKOPEDAL
    KOKOPEDALabout 5 years ago

    Another wonderful shot

  • Norbert Probst
    Norbert Probstabout 5 years ago

    Thank you to all of you.
    Best fishes

  • Kymie
    Kymieabout 5 years ago

    Oh that is wonderful, what a view

  • Stephanie Stengel | stelonature photography
    Stephanie Sten...about 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing Norbert…well done…I love it :)

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookeabout 5 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing creature, great capture Norbert!

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...about 5 years ago

    Your series is magnificent!!

  • Thank you very much Ken.

    – Norbert Probst

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