Wednesday, August 3, 2011
This is an octopus that I met personally! In Las Vegas, last month, I went to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Casino. In one of the tanks there was this orangish octopus. He was very shy. People were trying to get shots of him but he hid in the shadows. I tried something that worked and got him to come out. I turned the view screen of my camera around so it pointed towards him and I put it against the glass so he could see it. He slid right over and I toggled through a bunch of pictures I had just taken of the lion fish next door. Andrew teased me that I had "bonded" with another species. Eventually he put hs eye right up to the glass! It is the closest I've ever been to a live octopus.