|Aurora, Giant Pacific Octopus in the tank at Hatfield Marine Science Center|
Wow. wow. wow.
VIDEO! I have a video... but I'm keeping you in suspense. Great pictures first, awesome video at the end. (Pictures taken by myself using HMSC's camera, and McKenzie using her phone.) Enjoy! Post comments!
|Aurora anchored herself between this rock and the glass of the tank on the left|
|Giant Pacific Octopus suckers in various stages of suction or curling|
|Octopus suckers detail|
|Octopus skin with stripes|
|View of upside-down octopus under the water|
|My fingers touching the skin of the octopus|
|Look at that detail and texture! Octopuses have|
amazing camouflage abilities
|A different color and texture of octopus camouflage|
|Holding on to my fingers with those tiny suckers|
|Diana and me with Aurora|
|Close up texture - the skin is so soft and loose but then it can change its|
texture like this
|Skin between arms showing the thin smooth skin|
|Octopus siphoning water over its beak at the surface of the tank|
|Octopus beak peaking out of mouth|
|Octopus mouth with open beak peaking inside|
|Octopus beak exerted|
|Octopus open beak in mouth, siphon on the left|
|The money shot! Giant Pacific Octopus with exerted and open beak and siphon|
Here is the video of the Giant Pacific Octopus showing her beak and opening and closing it. Also a bonus siphoning water on HMSC's camera you see me using (which was waterproof- whew!). McKenzie shot this video on her phone. And it. is. awesome.
Thanks for joining me for this adventure I was so blessed to have. Leave a comment! Thanks.
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These photos are awesome! And the video as well.Thanks so much for sharing. I am fascinated by octopuses, would have so enjoyed just what you enjoyed here. And the camera being "shot" by the siphon. I have watched the clever Day Octopus at Waikiki Aquarium, so very smart (you might want to check out my blog, just started, www.dianapatton.com/blog). I learned a lot just watching your video and studying your photos. Again, thank you!Delete
Awesome! Have never seen the "beak" before nor the siphon in action. Great pictures and movie.ReplyDelete
These photos are really amazing, Julie! You've got a lot of talent. I think my favorite ones are those where you're touching the octopus. But my absolute favorite is "My fingers touching the skin of the octopus" pic. Let me know how the contest turns out and good luck!ReplyDelete
@Don - thank you, it's great to hear you appreciated it.ReplyDelete
@ShaRee, thanks! I like taking pictures especially when I get to use an amazing camera like the HMSC one I used for those!
My six year old has chosen to research an octopus for her first oral presentation for 1st grade. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos and facts!ReplyDelete
Liza, that's so great! I hope she has a really good experience with it. :) Octopuses are amazing animals.ReplyDelete
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This is totally awesome! I'm a Volunteer-in-training at the Toronto Zoo and I have to do a presentation on the giant Pacific octopus this week, which is how I came to land on your site. I can assure you of one thing: I will be back. :) Thanks for posting this—it's amazing!ReplyDelete