Image: Drunken Octopus - Neil Vincent

Drunken Octopus - Neil Vincent

Taken under Swansea Bridge, New South Wales, this octopus adapted to using our rubbish to protect its den. Among the natural rocks collected were two discarded beer cans. I removed one can and placed it just in front of my lens, knowing the octopus would reach out to retake its property. Despite being spineless, octopus are very intelligent and a lot of fun to interact with.

Finalist, Professional Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

Neil Vincent
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Swansea Bridge, New South Wales

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