Octopus (or more correctly, octupi) never cease to astound with their amazing colour changing and shape shifting. These three underwater videos recently shot in Thailand show off the octopus’s amazing camouflage
I filmed these three short clips of octopus while diving at Koh Haa, a fantastic dive site near the island of Koh Lanta in Thailand in February 2009. I was so lucky the day I was diving as the visibility was spectacular – at least 30 metres.
In these clips you can see the octopus in motion as it speeds across the reef in full projectile mode, and then see it change colours – from black to white and back again, along with lots of spotty variations in between – and also merge into a rock, virtually disappearing as it camouflages itself. I never get tired of seeing these amazing creatures on the reef.