“I tried to get some photos of an octopus, but it grabbed the camera and got some of me instead!”
Filmmaker and Reddit user WattersonBill posted this photo from a lab where he was attempting to photograph an octopus. He inserted the camera into the tank with the octopus, and at first everything was going to plan:
The octopus then started taking pictures of its captors, thereby reinforcing just how terrifyingly intelligent they really are:
This is only one example of an octopus understanding that he is being observed and taking matters into his own hands. In one example an octopus steals a scuba diver’s camera and heads off with it to film his own nature documentary for his fellow octopi.
(H/T: WattersonBill, Reddit)