BATTLE TO BREED

AUSTRALIAN GIANT CUTTLEFISH

SEPIA APAMA

Each year, thousands of Australian giant cuttlefish (Sepia apama) flock to Whyalla with one intention – to breed as many times as possible. Males fight each other for the chance to mate with the females. Several weeks later they all die, well before the next generation of cuttlefish hatches.

Point Lowly, Whyalla, South Australia

Nikon D7100, Tokina 10–17 fisheye, 1/200, f/8, ISO 200

 

by Tammy Gibbs