This video was shot in Sardinia on one of the beautiful beaches of the “Costa Verde“, where we met a small octopus that interacted in its own way with the diver and with the camera resting on the bottom. The Octopus and the Camera Il Polpo e la Telecamera Intotheblue.it
We saw the octopus while he was playing with a lead from a line of a fisherman grabbed by a stone. As soon as he became aware of the presence of an intruder (the sub) he initially withdrew on the defensive trying to hide himself, then intrigued by the camera, or more likely by his intermittent light, he interacted with this trying to capture her with the tentacles.
The video is quite long and we deliberately put it in full version without cuts, only speeding it up and slowing it down in the most interesting moments, to film the interaction of the octopus with the sub and the camera itself. There are many films and documentaries that tell us how clever and cunning these animals are, and we too in our own small way tried to document this behavior. The Octopus and the Camera Il Polpo e la Telecamera Intotheblue.it
In the final part we also see how the octopuses are champions of mimicry, our fact in order to escape the diver it is hidden among the algae moved by the undertow of the current, trying to take its appearance and movements, until at the end, probably realizing that the strategy was not very effective, it disappeared definitively at the sight of the sub hiding in a hole.