Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Guest photography: Seal versus Octopus

An octopus becomes a seal meal.
An octopus becomes a seal meal!
The Ogden Point breakwater is a popular draw for locals and tourists. It's a scenic walk out to the beacon at the end in sunny weather, a dramatic walk when winter storms are throwing wild water up and over the barrier...

If you are lucky you'll sometimes glimpse octopii moving slowly between the rocks below you. I've seen them twice -- it's the movement that catches your attention, not the colour.

A few years ago, a local woman took a great series of pictures that went viral of an octopus dragging an unlucky seagull below the water for a meal.

Last week, another local man, Bob Ianson, was walking the breakwater when he glimpsed a battle brewing in the water. He caught these dramatic images of a seal making a meal out of an octopus. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

A seal puts the bite on an octopus.
Calamari for this seal...

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