Stanwell Park's Matty Smith captures amazing photo of octopus latching onto camera

Angela Thompson
Updated June 28 2017 - 10:48am, first published June 27 2017 - 8:30pm

Under the sea at Kurnell, Matty Smith positioned himself beside a football-sized orange octopus, and prepared to take the ultimate underwater adventurer’s selfie. But the ‘pus was having none of it. Normally nocturnal, the creature had risen early Sunday morning amid mating season, and Smith’s expensive camera gear seemed to be making him all … hands-y. 

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Angela Thompson

Angela Thompson


Proudly Illawarra Mercury since 2008; these days covering crime and justice issues. UOW alum. Thrilled by the chase and sobered by some of the things I see and hear when I stand still - sometimes in the same day.

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