While diving in the waters near Cannes, France, photographer Eric Desmet encountered an irritated octopus who lashed out at him and his camera as he followed the reticent cephalopod into a hiding place amongst the rocks. Desmet said that he was probably getting a little too close for comfort.
Following an octopus around the rocks, I guess I was a bit too close to him.
Several days later, however, another octopus in the same area fully embraced Desmet’s camera, even filming the diver with his own camera.
During a freedive, this octopus stole this diver’s GoPro.