19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An octopus (tako) about to disappear on the shores of Hawaii

During COVID, Hawaii like many other places slowed to a standstill with many of the beaches empty and void of visitors. WIth that, the wildlife was more prevalent. I met this common octopus (tako) out snorkeling on the shallow shores of North Shore, Oahu. We apparently both startled each out - it inked, I snapped, and it was gone.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Hau'ula, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Shane Myers