SPOTTED GARDEN EEL (Banda Sea, Indonesia) As its name suggests, garden eels tend to live in communities, and they are found in many locations. These are another bottom dwelling eel that lives in burrows. They wave in the current like sea grass as they snatch little flyby snacks. They will quickly recede back into their holes when divers or predators approach, and so they can be very difficult to photograph.
RIBBON EEL (Fiji) These beautiful eels are difficult photography subjects, as they tend to recede into their dens on a diver’s approach, and it can be a long wait before they come out again. Juveniles are black with a fine yellow dorsal fin, and females are all yellow. This is a mature male.