Open wide

UNDERWATER SUBJECT – Runner-up

The Whitemouth Moray Eel is a shy reef inhabitant that spends most of its time hidden away. However, this individual allowed me to look into its fiery eye. As natural light filtered onto the back of the fish, a single strobe captured the facial details as the moray opened wide.

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

Nikon D300, 60mm, 1/125, f11, ISO 100, Ikelite housing and DS160 strobe

by Justin Gilligan, New South Wales