17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Octupuses having fun in the sun
While diving on the western shore of Mauritius we encountered two, what I believe to be, Day Octopuses (Octopus cyanea) while they were mating: the male inserts a specialized arm into the female's mantle where it deposits its spermatophores. They did not take note of me so I seized the opportunity to take their picture.
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