The moray eel has such an unfair reputation. Looks can be deceiving. The fact that moray constantly opens and closes its mouth to breathe and in process flashes its sharp teeth makes it look ferocious. As with most citizens of the animal kingdom, if you leave it peace, it will leave in peace too. Accidents have happened when people started feeding these impressive fish. This one was a large specimen- about 1.5 metres long- and it let me get close to get a nice series of shots.
Nikon D700, Nikon 28-105 mm macro at 98mm, F8, 1/60th, ISO 200, Ikelite Housing and Ikelite DS160 strobe set on TTL +0.3EV.
Marsa Shagra South House Reef, about 18 metres down, Marsa Alam, Egypt