Smart cephalopod

Common octopus Octopus gibbsi

I’ve found this small octopus leaning to a vertical rock in shallow water. There was no hole around where it could hide in. I felt a little sorry for it. However, it did not try to escape, instead it patiently endured my photographic endeavour observing what I was doing. That all happened on my way to the shore, I could not stay longer. By the way, Matheson Bay seems to be a great spot for watching octopuses.

Detail of eye and siphon of common octopus Octopus gibbsi

 

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