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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Just Brilliant!

A ribbon moray eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) glows with intense color as he slides out from his burrow on the sea’s bottom to investigate his surroundings. This 3 ft long male eel will change to female with age, and turn from blue to bright yellow.

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Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: n/a, Indonesia
Copyright: © JillAnne McCarty