In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Spotted Eagle Ray in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Spotted Eagle Ray.
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How to Draw a Spotted Eagle Ray - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Let's start with the head. Draw an oddly shaped line.
Step 2: Okay, draw another odd shape for the right side of the face, and add the eye.
Step 3: Draw the left wing by connecting it to the face. Don't forget to draw some lines for the gills. This is how the spotted eagle ray breathes under water.
Step 4: Now, draw the right wing and connect it to the left wing.
Step 5: Draw the first part of the tail by making a thin half circle.
Step 6: Finally, finish the tail by drawing two lines very close together that start at the other side of the wing.
Interesting Facts about Spotted Eagle Rays
Spotted Eagle Rays are sting rays and live in ocean bays and coral reefs. They have a very noticeable dark blue skin with white spots. Their undersides are white and their funny looking mouths help them shovel through the sand for food. They eat small fish, crabs, octopi, and shrimp. Spotted Eagle Rays live in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. When they swim they look like they are flying. The most common place to see Spotted Eagle Rays is in warm places like Florida. This particular species of ray is a common tourist attraction.
Did you know?
- Spotted Eagle Rays like to swim in water that is 75-81 Fahrenheit.
- Spotted Eagle Rays have been seen jumping out of the water and can be found outside of their mating seasons.
- Females will give birth to about 4 offspring.
- A Spotted Eagle Ray’s tail is poisonous.
- The Great Barrier Reef is one place where the laws protect it.
Activity: If it’s possible, plan a trip to an aquarium, but if not, then make the Spotted Eagle Ray part of a lesson on coral reefs. There are plenty of species of fish and sharks that would make a good study subject.