Squid in the Night

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A bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) during a night dive in Dar es Salaam. There are more than 280 species of squid living in the oceans worldwide. Many are masters of transformation, able to change their skin color and pattern in seconds to stalk prey, escape enemies, attract mates, stand up to rivals, and communicate with one another. Here, a squid flashes an aggressive blue and gold dotted pattern, just one of about three dozen designs in its wardrobe.

Photo was shot with a Sony DSC-RX100M II Camera in a Nauticam housing with a INON S-2000 Strobe, a hand-mounted SOLA 2100 Video Light and a Sola P1200 red focus light.

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