Alex Mustard - Evolutionary Irony


Life on the open sand is a dangerous place, with few places to hide. A veined octopus makes its home in the protective armour of an old shell, holding the two halves together with its arms. I like the evolutionary irony of this scene, with the intelligent and high evolved mollusc (the octopus) making use of the shell of a much more primitive mollusc for its defence.

Location: Sulawesi, Indonesia

Tags: Alex Mustard, Amphioctopus marginatus, indonesia, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, veined octopus

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  1. Lucy Corrander said:

    03/05/2013 10:13

    How extraordinary and wonderful and beautiful and frightening and . . . and . . . all sorts of things.