Divers Get Hugged by a Giant Pacific Octopus

While diving in the waters of Campbell River in Vancouver, photographer Andrea Humphreys and her friends encountered a giant Pacific octopus who swam up to them and began giving out great big hugs. Humphreys, who is an experienced diver, was thrilled with her extremely close encounter.

I lost track at 6 times of it coming to engage with me! On my camera, on my body with tentacles and suckers on my lips (yes I did end up with an octopus hickey!!). You can hear my squeals of excitement and amazement! A once in a lifetime moment and I feel so blessed that this amazing creature gave me the opportunity to have this encounter.

via Nag on the Lake

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.