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