17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coconut octopus

A coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) uses a empty clam shell for shelter. This species of octopus is known to use tools: empty coconut or nut shells as protective armour.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: E-M1
Copyright: © Joerg Blessing