Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.. 💙🌊🐠 @zuuzar
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Damn nature, you scary.
This is a giant green anemone devouring what’s left of a bird, probably or cormorant. These anemones are infamous for their powerful and sticky tentacles and ability to digest nearly anything unlucky enough to be caught in them, including crabs, fish, and even birds. #montereybay#morebeyondthesurface
I can't help but keep revisiting the series of images captured during this exciting interaction between a Maori octopus and group of spider crabs off Maria Island, Tasmania. I'm always on the look out for unusual behaviour underwater, but it can often be a challenge to find. This was one of my favourites, with the octopus showing total disregard to its uncoordinated underwater companion (me), and simply going about its business: to fulfill a dream of fresh crab for dinner - everyone has to have a dream and that one seemed quite reasonable at the time!!
You could travel the world to find the most precious and treasured dive sites, but for me, great conditions on the island I can see from home is worth it's weight in gold. Sometimes the last thing you realize you need is what you've already got 🏝️ Pictured: @rysgates