Smile for the Camera, Mr. Moray

Wordless Wednesday
Watery Wednesday

What: Close-up portrait of a Yellowmargin Moray eel (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus).

Where: I took this photo off the coast of Puako, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Gymnothorax flavimarginatus[Click on the photo to enlarge.]

29 comments:

  1. Hello, Mr. Moray... bye, Mr. Moray...

    Great to be back here in your blog, Bobbie :)

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  2. Now is that his serious face he's showing the camera or is it the demure and seductive one?

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  3. Great shot! You've done it again, Bobbie! Happy WW! :)

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  4. Wow, very impressive! I've only seen one of these at the aquarium and couldn't get a good shot of it. This one is excellent... as usual. :-)

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  5. Wow, what a wonderful capture. Just love this photo, thank you for sharing.

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  6. I wouldn't want to see much more of that smile.

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  7. Another beautiful image from underneath - great shot!
    I look forward to your Watery images.

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  8. Every time I see a moray at the aquarium I get the shivers. They are just a bit creepy, even though many have beautiful patterns. That is one creature I wouldn't want to meet in the wild!

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  9. Was that guy as big as he looks in that photo? Scary! He looks a little shocked to see you too. :-)

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  10. He is looking at me!
    Wants to be my friend I guess!
    Beautiful close up!

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  11. I think it is the first time that a fish makes me laugh !!

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  12. Very nice shot. This guy looks curious, not like the killers they are supposed to be. He needs to hire a new PR firm.

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  13. Some fish have very expressive faces. Almost looks like he's smiling.

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  14. Now that's a face only a mother could love! Superb shot as ever. Happy WW

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  15. Awesome close up. And I couldn't agree more about divers covering themselves. Sadly, I haven't been diving in over 20 years. But I learned about fire coral in Seychelles the hard way.

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  16. I don't know if the moray is smiling or not, but it sure looks like it's looking at the camera!

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  17. My dd is afraid of these things. They are a little bit creepy, aren't they? Must be The Little Mermaid effect.

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  18. Very close-up! He looks like he is smiling.

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  19. morays always look intimadating. I love stopping by here each week.
    happy ww.

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  20. Oh my. I had to chuckle at the "click to enlarge" since I don't think I want to see him any larger! Great capture.

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  21. Why would I want to enlarge this????
    Scary enough just the way it is.:)
    You are a brave woman, my head goes in the water only by accident. I love to swim but head up only. :D

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  22. Lovely -- looks like he's auditioning at a screen test.

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  23. he has a stunned expression on him don't you think? LOL

    Gill in Canada

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  24. That is one ugly fish...and such a close up view. You could have kissed it. I tried to leave a comment yesterday but my computer was being stupid but only with your blog. I thought I would try again today:) Happy WW my friend.

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  25. WOW! Isn't that dangerous being so close? It looks scary to me!

    Thanks for your visit and Happy WW!

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