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Gloomy Octopus

Octopus tetricus


one of the many gloomy octopus hiding in it's lair; characterised by the bright orange legs


against jetty posts, under shells in a hole

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33 Comments (1–25)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

this is one of my favorite spottings in all of project noah. Wish there was a favorite #2 button ;)

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Congratulations Kerryn on your SOTD! Great to see another Aussie spotter :) Well done & keep up the great work.

KerrynWood 9 years ago

Oh wow, how exciting to be the spot of the day!! Thank you and thank you all for your lovely comments.

Someone asked if the pics of the octopus were on the same day. No they weren't, they were about a week apart. They are all of the same species though, and all taken in relatively the same location.

I'll be uploading some more pics soon. And once again, thank you!!!! :)

Congratulations Kerryn! Amazing spot and SOTD!

Beautiful capture Kerrin,congrats on the SOTD,thanks for sharing

Dixie 9 years ago

Bravo! Amazing!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 9 years ago

I was hoping you would get SOTD after seeing this yesterday. Awesome! And congratulations! I think octopuses are terrific.

Congratulations Kerryn on this awesome SotD

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations KerrynWood,,

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Wow! wat a beauty! Adorable...One of the best!

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Congratulations Kerryn on your SOTD, great pics.

Telse 9 years ago

Hats off to you, Kerryn. Your image has to be one of my absolute favorites since I've discovered PN. Cheers!

Telse 9 years ago

Hello Kerryn. Did you spot all these lovelies all at the the same time, or day?

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations! Amazing pics!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

beautiful spotting congrats!

Congratulation great pictures, gorgeous octopus and a well deserved SOTD!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Wonderful series - congratulations!

Jellyfishnebula 9 years ago

Wow that's amazing!

aldrin 9 years ago

cool! congratulations!

KarenL 9 years ago

How can anyone describe this colorful octopus as gloomy? Hopefully it will brighten your day Kerryn, as it has earned you spotting of the day!

Considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates, the octopus also has three hearts; two pump blood through the gills whereas the third one pumps blood through rest of the body.

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 9 years ago


KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome first shot!
Welcome back to the community Kerryn!

ToshimiDowaki 9 years ago

Very beautiful!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Great spot :)

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 21, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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