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Spotted Eagle Rays

Aetobatus narinari


Four spotted eagle rays, ~ 3 feet wingtip to wingtip, flying (swimming) over a barren, hard bottom.


Near shore tropical waters; coral reef ecosystem.


Spotted about 70 feet deep near the Mahi wreck off of Leeward Oahu; date shown is notional, can only be honestly cited as ca. 1994. Original medium photoprint taken with Nikonos V; print later scanned and image saved as digital file.

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SargonR 6 years ago

Wow, I have seen the Spotted Eagle Rays many times, but never a group of 4! Amazing!

achmmad 9 years ago


Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 9 years ago

Thanks, although the color is off. Spotted eagle rays are dark gray, not green, but they have a greenish tint to them.

EsEverde 9 years ago

Not only a great spot, but also amazing photography!

Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 9 years ago

Thanks for the kind words.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

so atmospheric - peaceful and beautiful !!- great photo, Allen.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

What a magic scene. Love this.

KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome spot!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago


Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on May 22, 1994
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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