Fine art illustration of a Blue-Spotted Ray (Dasyatis kuhlii.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Blue-Spotted Ray was completed on 3.25.11. I’m not exactly sure why, but rays hold a special fascination for me. Perhaps because they are so otherworldly looking. I was standing about ankle deep in water off a beach in Costa Rica, when something bumped into my leg and startled me. I looked down to see a small ray swimming around me. And as I glanced up the beach I saw dozens of them making their way along in the shallow waters. The drawing is based on a photo by Bryce Ford