Despite the strong human presence on the coast, an octopus is curious about snow-covered Vesuvius. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)

Octopus, Italy

Despite the strong human presence on the coast, an octopus is curious about snow-covered Vesuvius. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)
Photograph by Pasquale Vassallo

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