As I have said before, one of the most amazing sea creatures to inhabit our coastal waters is the Australian giant cuttlefish, Sepia apama.
Aside from being the world’s largest cuttlefish species, it is also one of the most curious and engaging and will interact for ages if you want to play. This one occupying a small reefy ledge off the end of Edithburgh Jetty was curious enough to let me get close though it had its limits and retreated back under its ledge before coming back out to pose for more photos.
Cuttlefish are known to be quite intelligent but there is something about those eyes which carries a sense of timeless wisdom. An anthropomorphism which endears this create even more.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Wise Old Cuttlefish’ 1/80 f/11 ISO320 40mm