Impressive as his pose may be there is not much fight or life left in this big male cuttlefish.
Countless fights have fought for the reward of an intimate encounter. He’s still in one piece so there is a very good chance his progeny and genetic line will live on. That’s all that matters in the life of the giant cuttlefish who have congregated this winter at Stony Point near Whyalla.
Perhaps he will enter the fray one more time, perhaps he will become prey to some larger predator.
Regardless, this is probably Cuttle’s last stand.