Curled against a rock

Sea life: Itty bitty octopus

On a dive at Long Beach I was lagging behind Tony and his students with my camera. Interesting things always seem to cross my path on our swims back to the beach, and in this case I decided that losing the rest of the group was worth it to spend some time with my new friend. I noticed this little octopus because he was bouncing his head up and down next to a rock that was right in my path. He was curious, but cautious, and practised his repertoire of colour changes, camouflage techniques, and physically imposing body positions on me to see whether I would be intimidated. I was not, but I was charmed!

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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