Part of the long-arm octopus complex.
Under rock initially, then on surfgrass. Found near sunset.
The octopus was hiding under a rock and popped out. It was as big as the palm of my hand.
This was a small octopus found near the tide pools.
Two octopi seen tonight. The first one I saved from a gull that was carrying it off. It was kind enough to let me photograph it, before slinking away. The second one was not quite as photogenic.
in a tide pool
Lucky shot of it using a huge jet of water from its siphon to shoot completely out of the water (and the dish)! It had been sulking in the dish after being captured by a group of students; see rock-coloration in second photo. The third photo shows it going back to sulking after its unsuccessful escape from the paparazzi.
Little baby, maybe not identifiable.
Very tiny guy. Nickle size.
Other photo shows closeup of its eye - can see the chromatophores, very cool.
Octopus about 18cm. Swam past as I was walking through shallow water
Octopus (first I've ever seen in wild), swimming rapidly across pool between rocks, then landing on bottom, then retreating behind seaweed.
Dead on sandy beach. About 1 m in length.
My first and only sighting of an octopus on tiri. It was travelling along the seabed off the end of the jetty. There was absolutely no ripple on the water - you could see straight down to the bottom with no distortion, have never seen it like that since.