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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

144. Day Octopus (Octopus cyanea) (arm movement)

Subject: Inside the hull of a small wreck a Day Octopus (Octopus cyanea) is wriggling its arms (they are not tentacles). Each arm is controlled by an independent mini-brain. These mini-brains are a cluster of nerve cells, controlled in their turn by the large central brain.

Technique: The movement of these arms happens completely soundless under water. The slimy movement sound was added in post-production in order to make the scene more realistic. Sounds and music enhance the story telling aspect in film.

Also you can capture the magic of the underwater world with our online Marine Wildlife Videography course!

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