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  • Octopus eating a crab

    Please excuse the lame title... I didn't know what else to call it... lol

    I was in Anilao early April and dove there for 4 full days/nights. This was on my last night dive. I actually witnessed an Octopus attacking and eating a crab, a cuttlefish doing the same, a hairy frogfish eating an eel like worm and an octopus eating the same too! All in one night dive at the Anilao Pier. As it was not deep, my dive lasted almost 90 mins... I started getting cold then and called it even though I had air left!

    This was the first thing I saw... I was adjusting my strobes right after descending and spotted the octopus... as I tracked it trying to get a decent angle... it lashed out at incredible speed and attached itself to the fairly large crab! This is the sequence of shots that follow. The crab got chewed inside out and had it's guts sucked out... the octopus then left the body and most of the meat and swam away after 5 mins! I suppose other creatures would have a feast on the rest of the body...

    Enjoy! C & C welcome!

    Cheer,
    KB

    The initial grab and wrap move!




    Clamping down tighter as the crab's legs fail about helplessly...



    At this point, the crab is just twitching and the Octopus begins to turn it around to get to its underbelly




    Almost done with the meal and about to move off!




    The aftermath... what's left of the poor dead crab...


  • #2
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    wow! some national geographic moments!

    great shots!!!! awesome!
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    • #3
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      oww poor crab...but nice shoots~

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      • #4
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        Nice shots, this spot sounds really good

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        • #5
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          great shots ...

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          • #6
            Re: Octopus eating a crab

            Thanks Guys

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            • #7
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              WOW!! Superb photos.

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              • #8
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                amazing moment....
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                • #9
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                  Very nice series, thanks for sharing!

                  I wonder how big is the Octopus, if there are something common for us to compare the size in the photo, that would be great.
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                  • #10
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                    Nice catch..
                    Thank You..

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                    • #11
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                      Great pics! Did you 'rescue' the crab at the last photo?

                      I'll be heading to Anilao in 2 weeks time, and now the night dive is a MUST!

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                      • #12
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                        supreb moment.love it
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                        • #13
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                          super shots!

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                          • #14
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                            Gosh! splendid shots!

                            now gettin itchy to go diving oredi!

                            cheers
                            divenuts

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                            • #15
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                              awesome! n one would think the crab's shell would've somehow protected it..

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