13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eight-sleeved royal dress #2

A specimen of Octopus vulgaris was found out of his den during a day-time scuba diving in Faial, Azores, Portugal. The picture shows the octopus expressing acute camouflage as anti-predatory strategy.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Faial, Azores, Portugal
Camera: COOLPIX AW130
Copyright: © Piero Amodio