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Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Sea Life Category) - Order - Anguilliformes - Eels

This challenge closed over 3 years ago.

The Challenge

The 10th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

For this challenge please add your images of EELS.

Interesting Facts

> Anguilliformes are an order of fish, which consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera and approximately 800 species.

> Most eels are predators. The term “eel” is also used for some other similarly shaped fish, such as electric eels and spiny eels, but these are not members of the Anguilliformes order.

> Eels are elongated fish, ranging in length from 5 centimetres (2.0 in) in the one-jawed eel (Monognathus ahlstromi) to 4 metres (13 ft) in the slender giant moray.

> Adults range in weight from 30 grams to well over 25 kilograms.

> They don’t possess pelvic fins, and many species also lack pectoral fins. The dorsal and anal fins are fused with the caudal or tail fin, forming a single ribbon running along much of the length of the animal.

> Most eels live in the shallow waters of the ocean and burrow into sand, mud, among rocks, or in cracks found in coral reefs.

> A majority of eel species are nocturnal, and thus are rarely seen. Sometimes, they are seen living together in holes, or “eel pits”.

> Some species of eels also live in deeper water on the continental shelves and over the slopes deep as 4,000 metres (13,000 ft). Only members of the Anguillidae family regularly inhabit fresh water, but they too return to the sea to breed.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE.

Cover Image: Nightmare by Fiona Ayerst

Completed

The Top Ten

Not So Pretty by Diego  Re

Not So Pretty by Diego Re was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • Blue Ribbon Eel, North Sulawesi, Indonesia by Erik Schlogl

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