An utterly cephalotastic depiction of a ’17th-century octopus contessa dressed in her finest court attire, with her beloved squid’ by illustrator Omar Rayyan
Created by Karen Torres of Sew Much 2 Luv (available for $30 at her Etsy Shop)
A cute octopus moves the tin can it adapted as its home away from a nosy diver.
But, lest we’re tempted to underestimate the cephalopod, here – in the interests of balance – is a photo sequence of one turning the tables on a hungry gull and devouring it whole.
Footage captured by Roger Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, who studies camouflage in cephalopods–squid, cuttlefish and octopus.
Duane Flatmo’s flame-spewing steampunk octopus at Burning Man 2011.
No. We want it to have fewer legs.