Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Veined Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus)
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro USM, 1/160, f/14, ISO 100, Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobe with Retra snoot, Easydive Leo III housing
The animal inside the seashell is a tiny octopus about two inches in diameter. This kind of animal can utilise the valves as a house and for protection, taking the house with it as it moves. This shot was taken during his quiet rest.
This high-quality digital photograph is presented on 500x700mm, 310gsm, Ilford Galerie ‘Smooth Pearl’ paper, without the watermark copyright.