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Giant Pacific octopuses get “attached” to their aquarists - these intelligent animals recognize staff and may even embrace them after a long absence.

Giant Pacific octopuses get “attached” to their aquarists - these intelligent animals recognize staff and may even embrace them after a long absence.

BABY OCTOPI! And knowing how amazing and intelligent these creatures really are only makes them more adorable!

OMG! BABY OCTOPUSES!

BABY OCTOPI! And knowing how amazing and intelligent these creatures really are only makes them more adorable!

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Totally SFW. A random collection of the most beautiful things I can find. Some pictures are mine, most are not, and if I've posted something of yours you want removed, please let me know. Outdoors is the best place to be, no matter where you live...

mimic_octopus_australia  While most known octopuses are able to change color and shape for camouflage, mimic octopuses can also impersonate other animals to deter would-be predators.

mimic_octopus_australia While most known octopuses are able to change color and shape for camouflage, mimic octopuses can also impersonate other animals to deter would-be predators.

This is a tribute to the most marvelous, fascinating, & mind-blowing creature on Earth: the OCTOPUS....

This is a tribute to the most marvelous, fascinating, & mind-blowing creature on Earth: the OCTOPUS....

An octopus swims by off the Greek coast   Mia Russell of Brighton, East Sussex

The Big Picture photography competition: round 127

An octopus swims by off the Greek coast Mia Russell of Brighton, East Sussex