Travel Photography Photos tagged as moray
Mark and I at Moray
Here is Giant Moray Eel - actually only the head of Moray. Normally they hide themselves in the rocks, as their long and massive body is not safe at opened waters. Then it is siting with open mouth and hunting all that comes into (exceptof cleaners who enter and leave free). Moray has poor eyesight but an excellent sense of smell. They can reach up to 3m, then they get so huge that already doesnt have anemies. I have seen few times huge morays free swimming. Quite amazing thing, i have to say.
Morays are pretty common fish in Red Sea. You can meet them at different sizes - from tiny finger-sized baby-moray to giant up to 3 m (10.0 ft) with horse-head. "Thanks" to silly movies, they have bad reputation of vicious animals, but it's not true. Moray is shy and never interested to meet human, and sure doesn't look for fight. They have poor vision and rely mostly on their acute sense of smell, also their body is too long to feel safe - which makes them hiding under rocks, just sitting there with wide-opened mouth and waiting for food coming alone. Only very young (inexperienced !) or giant (so huge that doesnt has enemies) could allow themselves to swim in open water.
Steps set into terraces
Different levels of concentric carved into a huge earthen bowl each layer of which has its own microclimate,the Incas used them as a kind of laboratory to determine theoptimal conditions for growing crops for different species