Alien 12




ALIEN #12 – Finding this juvenile Long-Arm Octopus (Macrotritopus defilippi) was the surprise of the year – not just because it’s exceptionally rare, but also because it was just the right size for the perfect portrait. This individual is old, by planktonic standards – it’ll likely settle onto the sea floor within the next week or so. Over the ~25 minutes of shooting, it struck every pose imaginable, and at one point, even grabbed on to my camera!

Body width ~1cm Armspan ~12cm