Simon Buxton, the owner and operator of NAD Lembeh Resort captured absolutely gorgeous footage of a gray blanket octopus who unfurled a brilliant butterfly-patterned web while swimming away from the camera.
The Blanket Octopus, shot in the Lembeh Straits on a Blackwater Night Dive with NAD Lembeh. Footage shot on RED Gemini with 50mm Zeiss Macro lens.
These cephalopods are known for possessing such beautiful webs.
Here’s the longer “director’s cut” of the footage.