CURIOUS COMPANY

COMMON SYDNEY OCTOPUS

OCTOPUS TETRICUS

The Sydney octopus commonly occurs in sheltered rockpools along the temperate coast of Australia feeding on fish and crustaceans. This individual was particularly curious about the dome port of my camera housing, reaching out to touch it with its tentacle – curious about the unusual creature sharing its rockpool.

Narooma, New South Wales
Nikon D800, Sigma 15mm, 1/40, f/13, ISO 320, Ikelite housing, twin DS161 strobes

by Justin Gilligan