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Fabio Russo

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UPY 2016 Up & Coming - Commended
'White-spotted fighter' - Fabio Russo

Callistoctopus macropus, also known as white-spotted octopus is a species found in shallow areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the shot is made in a little harbor near Sorrento by night. When I took this shot I was very close to the octopus and, perhaps annoyed by the strobes, it jumped to attack the camera, so i had this strange position of the octopus just just before it grabbed with its tentacles housing. I am always very fascinated by cephalopods and the way they interact with the underwater photographer.

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