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Found this small brown octopus in a pool of ankle deep water at low tide one evening. Its about the size of my hand. As soon as i disturbed it, it changed colour to mimic the sand and scooted away.
Heron Point, Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia.
Camped on this spot and found dozens more the next morning.

Sunrise at Heron Point, Exmouth Gulf, WA
by BigAndRed

You will need 4wd and plenty of fuel to get there.

Pentax K20D, 18-200 zoom @133mm.
iso800, f11, 1/90

featured in ‘Pentax’ group only 1 hour after posting
featured in ‘Beach, River and Lake Treasures’ group 28-9-2010

featured in ‘Going Coastal’ group 29-9-2010

103 views 14-10-2010
203 views 19-12-2010
359 views 18-7-2011


featured in ‘Underwater & Sealife’ 19-10-2010




in the top 10 “UNDERWATER CREATURES” december 2010



top 10 in BEACH, RIVER and LAKE Treasures – ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL AROUND THE SEA challenge 10-8-2011

Under the Sea challenge 26-10-2011

27-11-2011 6 Legs or more! challenge.


beach, nature, octopus, pentax, water, western australia, underwater


  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillaralmost 4 years ago

    This is wonderful!

  • thanks Caterpillar

    – BigAndRed

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanalmost 4 years ago

    Really cool, and beautiful…

  • thanks Rebecca

    – BigAndRed

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • thanks Ray, good to be here

    – BigAndRed

  • photontrappist
    photontrappistalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful image!

  • thanks photon

    – BigAndRed

  • Natalie Dessez
    Natalie Dessezalmost 4 years ago

    Oh, beautiful shot!

  • thanks Bleachnat

    – BigAndRed

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2almost 4 years ago

    “Congratulations Big and Red!” Your Stunning image has just been Featured in the ’Beach,River and Lake Treasures Group"
    Big and Red you now have the wonderful opportunity to enter our ’September Featured Members Challenge" “Goodluck!”

  • thanks for the feature!

    – BigAndRed

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021almost 4 years ago

    Congrats on your Feature !!

  • thanks Paulette

    – BigAndRed

  • Heather007
    Heather007almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful and a lucky shot.

  • thanks Heather, not so much luck. camped on this spot for 2 days and found dozens more the next morning.

    – BigAndRed

  • yook
    yookalmost 4 years ago

    cool find mate.

  • thanks yook, hey my dads family is from around your way and Port Lincoln.

    – BigAndRed

  • allicata
    allicataalmost 4 years ago

    what a beauty and something I have not seen. Looks like a ceramic as i see the ripples from the water and the little suction cups in that bluish color, nicely captured. ;-)

  • giday Allison, id like to see this painted, like your style.

    – BigAndRed

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