Happy 8/8! Can You Spot These 8 Hiding Octopuses?
We must wait patiently two more months until the official International Octopus Day. But August 8th (8/8) is reason enough to celebrate these awesome, eight-armed creatures.
Image courtesy of Flickr/Stephan Coquelet
We must wait patiently two more months until the official
International Octopus Day. But August 8th (8/8) is reason enough to celebrate these awesome, eight-armed creatures.
octopuses are the shy retiring type. With darn amazing camouflage. Even experienced underwater divers and scientists often have a difficult time spotting them (I sure did when I went looking for them as I researched my book).
So, in celebration of the unofficial day of the octopus (8/8), here are eight amazing octopuses hiding in plain sight. See if you can spot all of them!
Vanishing: Image courtesy of Flickr/Matt Kieffer
Rockin' Disguise: Image courtesy of Flickr/Dhammika Heenpella
Nitty Gritty: Image courtesy of Flickr/Saspotato
Splash of Color: Image courtesy of Flickr/Simone Carletti
Arm-ature: Image courtesy of Flickr/Klaus Stiefel
What?!: Image courtesy of Flickr/Simone Carletti
Thorny: Image courtesy of Flickr/Thomas Petersen
Fail: Image courtesy of Flickr/Saspotato
Learn more about the octopus’s incredible camouflage abilities in Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Sea . Illustration courtesy of Ivan Phillipsen
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