Octopus fanned-out

Photo by my wife, Stephanie. Here's the octopus with its tentacles fanned out.

Ben, scrapplequeen and 64 more people faved this
  • Ben 10y

    WooHoo, a pretty good sized octopus! Did he suck on any of you guys? (Artagel)
  • Stacie 10y

    These are amazing pictures.
  • Clay Caviness 10y

    It was a thrill to have this close encounter. It's the first time we had been up-close to one in the wild.

    It did wrap briefly around my hand - it felt just like one would expect!
  • Michael Sarver 10y

    I encountered a few Octopi(?) on a night dive in Cozumel, but it seems you guys got a better view!

    Great picture!
  • Clay Caviness 10y

    I just noticed - looks like something got a chunk out of one of the tentacles. See the piece missing in the middle tentacle on the right?

    Kudos to my wife, Stephanie, for taking these shots!
  • Bernard Horowitz 10y

    Wow...always dreamed of an encounter like this!
  • Andy 10y

    This is very good. octopus are hard to take pictures of, especially mid water!
  • r. penny 10y

    this shot is really cool
  • dotpolka 10y

    This is really neat. Please consider adding your octopus pics to the Tentacles pool!
  • Clay Caviness 10y

    I've added all my octopus shots to the tentacles pool!
  • dotpolka 10y

    Thak you, they're phantastic!
  • orcagirl 10y

  • Kees Smans 10y

    This image is Flickr - Interesting #1 photo for January 11th 2005.

    Would you please add it to the group Flickr - Interesting daily #1 moments?
    It will be a great addition!
    Please read the conditions of the group first.
    (You have to paste a link below your #1 photo, to proof if your photo was ranked #1 by Flickr - Interesting. Easy to do)
    Please, only post your #1 photo, if you will meet the conditions.

    If you have already post your #1 photo, you can read this comment like unwritten.

    Thanks you all, for uploading your #1 Photo.
    Kees, Administrator of the group Flickr - Interesting daily #1 moments.
  • Kim Van Horn 9y

    WOW! I know this is probably in a million groups... but can you post it at
  • Willy Volk 9y

    @ Michael Sarver...it's "octopuses."

    And please add this image to This Is Why We Dive!
  • Dave 8y

    This image has been added to the Flickr Museum for making explore's top 25. Kudos!You can check it out here...
  • shappell 7y

    cool shot
  • Hawley Studios 7y

    Really nice!! 8)
  • Salina Grünwald 2y

    Nice picture. I saw, took and used it. In my blog (www.DieGruenwald.de).
    Thank you!
66 faves
Taken on December 26, 2004
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 7.4 mm
  • 1/125
  • 50
  • Flash (auto, did not fire)
  • Show EXIF
This photo is in 6 groups
This photo is in 1 album
This photo is in 3 galleries

Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context