Photo of the Day

July 10, 2018

In the Stretch

"Photographing the octopus truly is an art and it is a skill that has taken me years to develop," says Your Shot photographer Ian Nelson, who took this shot off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. "Their camouflage is so effective that they can blend the color and texture of their skin with their surroundings. Once you have found an octopus, the fun begins. With some patience and a bit of luck, hopefully, you can witness them hunting, traveling, mating, or simply hiding in a hole." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Ian Nelson, National Geographic Your Shot

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