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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A rare Caribbean Two-spot Octopus

This picture depicts a rare Caribbean Two-spot Octopus which was moving over some rocks in Francis Bay, Virgin Islands National Park. While moving, the octopus changed its texture and color patterns, here revealing 2 bright blue eye-spots. It sought shelter within the spines of the Long-spined Black Sea Urchin in the right side of the photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Camera: COOLPIX AW130
Copyright: © Caroline Rogers