Octopus bimaculatus
Two-Spot Octopus

This detail of the eye of an octopus also shows the octopus' amazing skin, the color and texture of which can be changed at will to blend in with its surroundings. Moving from sand to a rocky area, an octopus can be smooth and white one instant, and mottled and bumpy the next.

Lens: 60mm macro
Film: Velvia
Location: San Clemente Island, CA

©1998 Garry McCarthy