I came across this large octopus while snorkeling just off the beach in front of our hotel in St. Croix, USVI. As I watched, it puffed itself up, spread out its tentacles in a circular fashion and shifted to a lighter color. I wasn't sure if this was a defensive move to try to scare me away, or whether it was just trying to appear to be part of the sandy and rocky bottom.
|Photo Location:||Frederiksted, Virgin Islands (U.S.)|
|Camera:||NIKON Z 6|
|Copyright:||© Glenn Ostle|