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June 18, 2018

Underwater Drama

Your Shot photographer Ian Nelson was freediving off the coast of Maui when he saw an eel and began following it. "The eel found what it was looking for and darted its head into a dark hole and started aggressively attacking," he remembers. "Dark ink shot out, and octopus legs begin reaching out of the hole. Out came an octopus darting away from the eel right toward my lens, pausing briefly infront of me before darting off again." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Ian Nelson, National Geographic Your Shot
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