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Snowflake Moray


Subject: The Snowflake Moray (Echidna nebulosa) is widely spread as a species and therefor goes by many common names. Morays in general have poor eyesight and rely mostly on smell to catch their prey. Due to this fact injured and sick fish are a big part of their main food source, together with crustaceans and octopuses.

Technique: Moray eels are quite easy to film or to photograph when they are stationary, sheltering in crevices during the day. At night when they are in hunting mode is it way more difficult. Their very frantic way of swimming together with the fact that they shy away from our video lights turns filming them at night into a real challenge for the videographer. This shot only required a little boost of the moray’s yellow spots and a subtle vignette to give this nocturnal predator all the attention it deserves.

All images Copyright 2020 Olivier Van den Broeck and Greet Meulepas for Beyond scuba. All rights reserved.