In today's heart-stopping undersea news, this is what it looks like when a camera-shy octopus just does not want its portrait taken. The poor thing was probably fed up with all the divers firing their flashes at him.
Diving partners David Malvestuto Warren Murray were about 80-feet below the surface of Bluefish Cove in Carmel, California, when this eight-legged freak emerged ready to tussle. It grabbed hold of the gear, but once Murray started snapping pics the flash freaked out the aggressive cephalopod and it swam away.
DAMN. This vid is great—total silence except for the sound of breathing—and the shots Murray managed to get are incredible. Jules Verne would be impressed.