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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.

25. Day Octopus (Octopus cyanea) and Lionfish (Pterois muricata)



Subject: A Day Octopus (Octopus cyanea) wriggles its eight arms independently but synchronised. Not sure if he tries to communicate with the Lionfish (probably Pterois muricata) that swims by and who remains quite uninterested.

Technique: To accentuate the movement of the octopus’ arms a slimy sound was added in post-production. Although water carries sounds well, it is almost impossible to hear the sound of animals underwater on video. Usually the diver’s breath is the most profound sound in the shot.