19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
My friend took an octopus to show me how it's a good creature

My first time in Calabria was in September 2020, It was a magic travel. I went to meet my friend that show me a lots of typical customs of his city. The best moment anyway was when he went under water and to come back to me with an octopus in his hand. I always told to him how much I wanted to see an octopus alive! The animal was calm and slimy. He seemed so helpless that it made in me lot of tenderness so I asked to my friend to leave it into the sea in a few seconds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Grotticelle, Italy
Camera: iPhone SE (1st generation)
Copyright: © Carolina Campanelli