ANIMAL HABITAT - Runner-up
MORAY EEL, FAMILY: MURAENIDAE
The Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve offers some of the best temperate water diving in the world. The kelp-covered reefs provide the shelter for a range of species. This moray eel was barely discernible amongst the kelp – the perfect cover for an ambush predator.
Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand
Nikon D800, Nikon 10.5mm, 1/250, f/10, ISO 400, Ikelite housing, twin DS161 strobes, handheldby Justin Gilligan, New South Wales