Spotted eagle rays are commonly found in shallow inshore waters such as bays and coral reefs but may cross oceanic basins. They sometimes enters estuaries. They swim close to the surface, occasionally leaping out of the water, or close to the bottom.The spotted eagle ray is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:
Captured on Venice beach ,Florida. There were 3 of these rays in the water, and they had everyones attention, they were close to shore this day.
canon 5D mark ll
canon 400mm
ISO 200
CP filter 1/400 f/8

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 5 years ago

    great capture

  • thank you Robert

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 5 years ago

    Awesome capture! I love the shape of the ray and the water! Great description too!

  • thanks alot Kim, it was awesome to see, and the cool thing is one of Venice dive teams were out in the water, and a woman ask if I could send her copies of what I captured and they would hang them up in the dive shop there.

    – kathy s gillentine

    OZZREBELXTIover 5 years ago

    Wow Awesome to have been able to see this phenomenon well done.

  • thanks ozz, it really was awesome to see this… everyone on the beach had their attention turned to these beautiful animals

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 5 years ago

    SPECTACULAR!! Great capture and how neat to have even known they were there much less to capture a shot like this! You amaze me!!

  • thank you so much sue, I had seen them out for some time…then they got closer to the shoreline… tourist were running out of the water, lol the closer they got the more I kept shooting…and then all of a sudden out of the water it came

    – kathy s gillentine

  • DuboisDigital
    DuboisDigitalover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture Kathy! Wow what a moment to be there with camera in hand!!!

  • thank you so much… I couldn;t beleive that I captured it

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Aleksander
    Aleksanderover 5 years ago

    well done Kathy, great timing!

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 5 years ago

    WOW, Kathy, talk about being in the right place at the right time, huh?!!!! Florida gives you such wonderful photo ops; I would not be able to get anything else done if I lived there year round, lol. Wonderful job! :)Karen

  • thanks so much Karen, you are right, the right place at the right time… I must say that it is hard for me to get things done living here. lol

    – kathy s gillentine

  • karenbrodie
    karenbrodieover 5 years ago

    Thats an amazing shot Kathy, perfect timing :)))

  • thanks so much karen

    – kathy s gillentine

  • BettinaSchwarz
    BettinaSchwarzover 5 years ago

    ohhhh wow – this is incredible! Didn’t realise they “leap” … fabulous timing!! :)

  • thanks so much, I heard they did, but this is my first time seeing it happen

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Roseann
    Roseannover 5 years ago

    Wow! Nice action capture. Well done.

  • thanks alot

    – kathy s gillentine

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