French Polynesia/Huahine: Blue-Eyes Eels

To be honest, the main reason to come to Huahine for me was to see the rare blue-eyed eels. They live near the village of Faie and are considered sacred and have been habituated to humans for hundreds of years. These are massive 1.5-2m long fish that live in small caves and holes under the bridge and come out to feed in the fresh waters of the river. Locals and tourists often feed them with mackerel and the eels are more then happy to come really close and almost take it from your hands (they do have sizable teeth). The most amazing is that the eels have absolutely blue eyes, almost porcelain blue that nearly glow in the water.