Victoria's Sea Life Images
One of my most sacred experiences was witnessing the courtship of the Eagle Ray. It is truly a magnificent dance. These two Spotted Eagle Rays swam together for hours, gracefully gliding as if they were flying through the ocean’s aqua waters.
They accepted my husband and me as part of this courtship by hanging close to us and checking that we were not a threat or competition and proceeded to mate. Their courtship dance was one of gentle persuasions mixed with moments of high energy propulsion. After mating, their dance became one of synchronism. At times their wing-like pectoral fins would be within an inch of each other as they swam side by side in graceful patterns.
Sea and Sky
For the last forty-five years Victoria has photographed in the Hawaiian Island Chain recording special moments in time. She hopes her images will help raise awareness of the need to preserve the integrity of Hawaii’s natural treasures. May our respect and courtesy be given to the land and its wildlife and to the ocean and its sea life.