I'm Really HUGE, Too! by A.M. Ruttle

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The defensive posture for an octopus and a baby owl are remarkably similar… check it out… . Canon S3-IS, Ikelite housing and strobe, f8, 1/400, Bonaire, Netherland Antilles. Views 1083 and Faves 23 through 29 July 2012, thanks for stopping by!
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- Colour and Light, March 2010, thank you so much!
- Underwater Capture, March 2010, thank you so much!
- Underwater Photographer’s Guild, April 2010, thanks so much!
- The Power of Photography, January 2012, thank you so much!
Nature Photography Contest – Sea Life, October 2011; thanks to all who voted!


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  • bron stadheim
    bron stadheimabout 4 years ago

    awesome image!

  • Thanks so much, b! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic image

  • Thanks so much, Angela, from one lover of aquamarine to another! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Claudia Kuhn
    Claudia Kuhnabout 4 years ago

    Cool capture!

  • Thanks so much for dropping in on this octopus, Claudia! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 4 years ago

    Great image, where were you when you capture this?

  • Hi Mary, diving in Bonaire! Thanks for stopping by! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    a superb shot, such gorgeous colours and light,beautiful,dawnx

  • Thanks so much for dropping by, Dawn! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddabout 4 years ago

    Glorious shot!! What amazing creatures, the colour and textures and shape – and you got away with your life and a photo!!

  • :-))), funny to think of this octopus attacking me, smallfox; I suppose it would have to be a lot more riled up. Thanks so much for the “glorious”! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDancerabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture and description!

  • Thanks so much for dropping in, Sabrina! AMR
    p.s. Your lily pads are so beautiful!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much Tainia! I’ve been following your bird question and am glad to hear you’ve found out it is a spotted turtle dove! Being from the US, I figured I better keep my two cents out of the discussion; but I could tell it was not a collared dove ;-)! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 4 years ago

    LOL thanks AMR I thought I’d found an Australian exotic :) It’s a pretty dove anyway :)

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture! The defensive posture of the baby owl is very similar!

  • Thanks for dropping on both these “huge” critters, Trish! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

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