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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eight-sleeved royal dress #3

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