This is a Mediterranean moray (Muraena helena), a kind of eel. It was living in a drain on the wreck of the Zenobia, -- the shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus that we've been telling about recently here on The Right Blue.I know someone's going to ask "Does it bite?" The answer to that question is: it could -- but it didn't. :-DBobbie
Peek-a-boo. I see youThat's a game we play here quite often as well :)The coral is exquisitely detailed.
Really frightening looking. When we were snorkeling in Hawaii last year, I was a bit back from the kids and my hubs when one shot out of the rocks and ate a fish in front of them. They were a bit freaked. I missed it. But I was the most afraid after that, lol!
Great shot! I wouldn't care to put my hand near a Moray! Happy WW
Your pictures normally have a lot of blue... and they're always right!Another great post today, I'm so happy I came over.Here is my post for today, and here is my "Where were you" game. Do you want to play?Happy WW!
Oh my so beautiful and peaceful! Really love the waters! Happy WW!Hope you take a look at my sweety! :)Just Me .. Eds* My Precious Blog *~ Mommy LIfe ~
Great post, love it.
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Hi Bobbie. The eel looks sinister, but good to know it doesn't bite. The coral looks exquisite, too.
Looks like my WW photo subject could be his relative!
Beautifully captured. Happy WW!
Gorgeous !! It looks like from another world !!
Great photo, but the eel creeps me out. The ducks in my WW photo are eating. The top of the log is coated with bird seed.
Yesterday I was at Sea World Jakarta, on a field trip with 2nd graders.(It is a very nice aquarium, it has NOTHING to do with Sea World as we know it in the states) The moray eel display was very popular with the boys in particular. The eels were very interesting to watch and far more beautiful than I thought they would be, BUT I think it would freak me out to meet one if I was out snorkeling.
What a fabulous post. This is such a fascinating blog - I'm so glad I dropped in.I took my pics yesterday - they are also underwater shots, but a bit shallower! In rock pools on my local beach! Love you to visit
great picture - since the kids were born, we have not done a lot of scuba diving, but I look forward to the time they are old enough so I can get back in it. I have never been to the Med to dive, I will put that on my list!
WOW!!! What a cool shot - I LOVE it!!Happy WW
Gorgeous pic! Happy WW and thanks so much for stopping by!
Bobbie, I love the whole 'composition' of this photo. Isn't it amazing how nature arranged everything perfectly for this wonderful shot! Aloha, Pua
Wow! What an amazing shot! Very nice.
He looks quite at home in the wreck - as well as being very well disguised by all the corals around him!
Thank you all for visiting and leaving such interesting and personal comments. I see that many of you have had some kind of encounter with moray eels, if only at a marine park or aquarium. They are indeed fascinating creatures, but although they are mostly docile creatures that mind their own business, you must never poke a moray, or try to grab it, or try to feed it. They can bite, and they will bite if they feel threatened, and the bite can be very nasty.Better to observe them and appreciate them without disturbing them. ;-}Bobbie
What a beautiful photo. Just breathtaking!
Thank you, 2Sweet.Bobbie
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