Two Divers Struggle as Octopus Attempt to Grab Camera [WATCH VIDEO HERE]
By Christine Lazaro | February 19, 2014 2:47 PM EST
(Video Credit: YouTube/David Malvestuto)
David Malvestuto and Warren Murray are just mere passionate divers until they encounter an octopus that tried a game of tug-of-war just to steal their underwater camera.
The two drivers are certainly the types who can be considered as experienced when it comes to underwater explorations, but it was a shocking surprise to stumble upon an octopus who does not want its pictures to be taken by them.
The two happens to be recording some footage of the 8-foot-long octopus in Bluefish Cove in California when it suddenly triggered a wrestle by grabbing their camera, Independent UK wrote. The attack of the octopus happened 8 feet below sea level.
According to the 56-year-old Mr Murray, he first thought that the octopus was just a huge rock since it blended well with the other rocks underwater making it almost invisible to their sight. He had the camera stretched when the giant octopus suddenly grabbed his camera by wrapping its tentacles around it. Some of its tentacles even reached his arms.
If there was any huge concern that time it that the sea creature could possibly break his fingers, JaxObserver reported. However, when his camera flash went off, the octopus seemingly got startled, gave up on their tug of war game and swam away.
Mr Murray added that they were not too worried about being hurt by it since they are both fully aware that the sea creature is the type that is not interested with people, Daily News added. There was only one thing that was in the minds of both divers, and that is how badly they want to capture it on film.
"I was thinking he would take off as soon as I got close to it. When he wasn't moving, I was excited. I was thinking (about that rule) in the back of my mind. I wanted to capture as many pictures as I could," the professional scuba diver said who is also a photography instructor.
Luckily, the two divers were able to get amazing shots and video capture of the giant octopus encounter. The other diver, the 34-year-old Mr Malvestuto, even captioned his YouTube video with "Pacific Octopus not a fan of being photographed apparently."
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Top 5 Richest Tennis Athletes
- Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Heads to Malta For New Movie After A Whirlwind French Wedding [PHOTOS]
- 2014 US Open Update (Day 4 - Men's Singles): Murray, Djokovic, Raonic and Isner Advance to 3rd Round [PHOTOS]
- Kate Middleton’s Mom Accused Of Being A Social Climber, Prince George Not Seen By Relatives
Join the Conversation
- Centerplate CEO Des Hague Caught Abusing Dog In Vancouver Building Elevator [VIDEO]
- Boyfriend's Welcome Home Tribute In Candles Destroys His House
- The Most Insane Facts About The American Civil War That You May Not Know
- Viral Video Kevin Droniak Grandma: Teenager Shows Grandma Their Videos Together, Grandma Gives Priceless Reaction
- Major Highlights On 1400 Minor’s Sex Assault
- Apple iWatch is iPhone 6 Accessory on Sept 19 Release Date: 6 Confirmed Specs & Features
- iPhone 6 Release Date Update: 4.7-Inch Model Scores 65.8% In Screen-To-Size Ratio; A Surprise Entry Scales Top Spot [List Attached]
- Canada Vs Russia War Erupts Via Twitter on Russia-Not Russia Maps
- Product Recall Alert: Hewlett-Packard Pulls Out 6M Power Cords from US, Canada Over Fire Hazard Concerns, Australia Also Affected
- ISIS Wants $6.6M and Release of Aafia Siddiqui in Exchange of Head of Female US Humanitarian Aid Worker, 1st American Fighting for Jihadis Dead
- James Foley Torture Involves CIA Waterboarding Technique
- Ukraine Ceasefire Looks Remote As Putin Talks Tough At Meeting With Poroshenko