Some may think that the eagle ray is one of the uglier cousins of the ray family but I love them as one of my favourites.
Yes, that snubby nose and mottled skin make it just a little bit ‘bulldog crossed with dalmation’, but I think that they give this ray a unique character all its own.
It is however when eagle rays are swimming that their elegant beauty truly stands out. Their long birdlike wings and slender wipe-like tail are mesmerising in flight and take my breath away every time I see them.
I came here to Point Lowley to see the giant cuttlefish but am so glad this eagle has landed here.