August 26, 2021
- as seen by -Sarah Sears
Moray eels are one of my favorite animals. They have an interesting, symbiotic relationship with shrimp, like the one in the picture (above). I saw this shrimp sitting on the head of the eel like a little hat, clearly hoping to schedule a cleaning appointment.
The shrimp cleans the moray eel which rids it of parasites and detritus. The shrimp gets a meal and the moray eel is groomed and looking good.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as one of the top submissions for Wild View’s Snap! Animal Pairs assignment.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi