This is the kind of image I could show my mother and she’d be none the wiser as to what she was looking at. If she really knew what was going on here she’d probably blush and respond with a ‘that’s nice dear’.
These Lined Dumpling Squid ,also know as Pyjama Squid (Sepioloidea lineolata), are obviously engaged in a private activity but unlike most humans they do not seem to care one little bit about my photographic intrusion.
I can say however that their closed eyes has more to do with my blinding lights rather than them being in the moment.
We saw about ten pyjama squid on this recent Edithburgh night. It is wonderful to see so many of these critters out and about and the variety of their nocturnal activities.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Pyjama Love’, 1/100s f/14 ISO100 100mm