Moray Eel, Japan

Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic

Moray eel, Japan, 2008

Washed by a mix of nutrient-rich currents, the temperate waters of central Japan hold a stunning array of wildlife. Swimming over the volcanic sands of Suruga Bay is like entering a fairy tale, with characters to be found around every turn and each dive like another chapter.

(From the National Geographic book Ocean Soul by Brian Skerry)

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