19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Sepioteuthis and squid's eggs in oxygenation. The sea always has great surprises and while it is quite frequent to find squid eggs in the most unexpected places, often beaten by the currents, it is not so frequent to observe the large squid appearing out of thin air like a hunting squadron, some sentinel in group defense others to carry out the task that mother nature has given them: to oxygenate the eggs and thus encourage the birth of the new generation. And then, as they appeared, disappear into thin air, in the continuous cycle of life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Pulairud Bitung, Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © FRANCO TULLI