Chain Moray off Petite Plage

After getting used to a DSLR, using a point-and-shoot camera can seem like using a toy camera. This is especially true underwater, where it is challenging to get good images with any camera. Still, toys are fun, my little Powershot is much easier to carry around and I’m glad to have it if I do see something unusual. Yesterday, the unusual thing was a chain moray. These eels are supposedly not uncommon in the Eastern Caribbean, but I had never seen one before. He was visibly frustrated by my attention – at least, that’s how I anthropomorphized his facial expressions – and as soon as I stopped watching him he snuck away. I also found some neat crevices in the large boulders to the left of Petite Plage that were home to a school of glassy sweepers.

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