Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Sea Life Category) - Order - Octopoda - Octopus

This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 11th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

For this challenge please add your images of OCTOPUS.

Interesting Facts

> Octopuses have two eyes and four pairs of arms, and like other cephalopods they are bilaterally symmetric.

> An octopus has a hard beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms.

> Octopuses have no internal or external skeleton (although some species have a vestigial remnant of a shell inside their mantle), allowing them to squeeze through tight places. Octopuses are among the most intelligent and behaviorally flexible of all invertebrates.

> The octopus inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean, including coral reefs, pelagic waters, and the ocean floor.

> They have numerous strategies for defending themselves against predators, including the expulsion of ink, the use of camouflage and deimatic displays, their ability to jet quickly through the water, and their ability to hide.

> An octopus trails its eight arms behind it as it swims.

> All octopuses are venomous, but only one group, the blue-ringed octopuses, is known to be deadly to humans.

> There are around 300 recognized octopus species, which is over one-third of the total number of known cephalopod species.

> The term octopus may also be used to refer only to those creatures in the genus Octopus.

Information cortesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


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


The Top Ten

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

I'm Really HUGE, Too! by A.M. Ruttle was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 12 votes.

  • The bad boys of the night. by yook
  • Coconut Octopus, North Sulawesi, Indonesia by Erik Schlogl

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