Neil Vincent (New South Wales)
Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Snake Eel (species unknown), Periclimenes Shrimp (Periclimenes sp)
Nikon D700, Nikkor 60mm micro, 1/250, f/20, ISO 500, 2 x Ikelite D160 underwater strobes, handheld in Subal housing
Snake Eels bury themselves in the bottom substrate and move easily through the sand, exposing only their head during the day, then coming out to hunt in the open at night. This eel is being cleaned by periclimenes shrimp, removing dead skin and parasites from its body.
This high-quality digital photograph is presented on 500x700mm, 310gsm, Ilford Galerie ‘Smooth Pearl’ paper, without the watermark copyright.