19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Juvenile North Pacific Giant Octopus

This is a juvenile Giant pacific octopus. Giant pacific octopus can grow up to 3 meters in length as an adult, but even huge creatures have a childhood. Many of larva have a translucent body. This guy wasn't completely relaxed against the sudden appearance of a giant creature such a diver, but it looked that it wasn't sure if the diver was an enemy.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2021
Date Uploaded: 05.2021
Photo Location: Japan
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Sayaka Ichinoseki