To make a great underwater film you need to get up close and personal with the creatures of the sea. Sometimes it just may happen that the creatures get, well, way too close and personal.
David Malvestuto and Warren Murray were diving in the waters near Carmel, California. Suddenly a giant Pacific octopus, which had been camouflaged and gone unnoticed by the men, started to move. Murray spotted the movement and turned towards the octopus and assumed it might swim away.
The octopus, however, had different plans. It wrapped its tentacles around Murray’s camera, hands and arms and would not let go. A golden opportunity for some film making:
- Divers startled by once-in-a-lifetime encounter (aol.com)
- Great Pacific Octopus Wrestles With Divers’ Camera (newsy.com)