Octopus changes colour outside the water
It looks like it’s dying
OH GOD. THAT’S SO FUCKING SCARY.
Waaaaait whoa. Guys. He’s also changing the texture of his skin, along with attempting to match the tone of the ship’s(?) floor.
HE’S TRYING TO BLEND IN.
HE KNOWS HE’S IN DANGER AND HE’S SCARED AND DOESN’T WANT TO BE SEEN.
SHHHHH NO BABY OCTOPUS COME HERE IT’S OKAY <3
We literally have a shape shifting animal with the best camouflage mechanism in nature and nobody thinks that’s the coolest shit like what the fuck we could learn so much from it’s biology everyone needs to get outta my face cause this creature is metal as fuck
There’s one better than this. It’s the cuttlefish. (I watch a lot of animal documentaries, okay?)
No but you have to post a gif of the cuttlefish now. Animal shows are the best shows because nature
the ninjas of the sea
y’all see this motherfucker right here?
this is the Indonesian Mimic Octopus.
This cool little guy can mimic a crab, lionfish, sea snake, flatfish, and jellyfish. He uses these amazing disguise techniques to avoid and deter predators, and also to attract possible meals.
he is the sneakiest ninja of the sea
It’s also worth noting that the Octopus has an incredibly advanced nervous system that controls all of these abilities and it’s able to detect and react insanely fast to the situation at hand as you can see from these .gifs.
The one-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma pholeter
Unlike the two and the three-toed amphiumas, both of which attain adult lengths of about 3 ft, the average size of the one-toed amphiuma is between 9 and 12 in long. It is very slender; has reduced, lidless, eyes; and its legs, each bearing a single digit, are comparatively tiny. What a wonderfully adapted caudatan (salamander)…
* all 3 of these eel-like salamanders are found in the SE United States
(read more: Kingsnake.com)
text and photos by Richard Bartlett
So in love with my Alice in Wonderland tattoo by Smash from Artistic Dimensions in Sumter, SC.
a bit of an overload on the purple toner front but it’ll wash out i’m sure