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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coconut Octopus with Matchbox car

Coconut octopuses are known to build shelters from shells and coconuts and carry them around. This little octopus seems a bit more interested in material things... my house, my car, my coconut. I've heard so many stories about octopus intelligence, but this also shows how funny and possessive they can be with rare objects!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: DC-GH5
Copyright: © Claudia Schmitt