Moray Waits for a Meal

A yellow moray eel, Gymnothorax prasinus, inside of a sea sponge in the waters off of Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand. Photographer Brian Skerry takes an artistic eye to his underwater photography, such as the blurred yellow illuminating the otherwise well-hidden eel. In his book Ocean Soul, he wrote, “I believe my most important role remains as artistic interpreter of all that I see. I need to understand the science, but I want to capture the poetry.” Read more about taking the perfect underwater photo in Brian's blog post.


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