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Octopus in Cozumel

Octopus in Cozumel
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Copyright: Margo Cavis (margocavis) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 48] (172)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Fish
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): under and above the seas and lakes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-13 20:22
Viewed: 10674
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo in Cozumel in 2006 - which wasn't too long after Hurricanes severely damaged the island & the reef. Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. The island was struck directly by two Category 4 hurricanes during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Emily and Hurricane Wilma, which together devastated much of the infrastructure and tourism industry on the island. Several successful efforts have been made to reconstruct damaged areas.

Even with the damage to the reef & the sand covering much of the reef - the diving in Cozumel is still amazing. There is tons of life in the waters around this tiny island. We saw turtles & barracuda on every dive, huge parrot fish & puffer fish, rays, octopus and much more.

This was taken during a night dive. I saw several octopus on this dive.

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Beautiful specimen under excellent flash lighting Margo, your POV resulted in a nice composition. TFS.

Dear Margo,
A perfect candidate for my theme "under and above the seas and lakes"

Are all tentacles purple? Wonderful details and colours.
Thanks for sharing
Enjoy your week end
Best wishes

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