Octopus Steals Camera, Swims Away, Directs First Film

Photographer Victor Huang was diving off Wellington, New Zealand recently when an octopus snatched his video camera and swam off with it while it was filming. Huang gave chase, and got the camera back after a few minutes, lucky for all of us. The octopus has a nice eye for close-up action sequences and effectively establishes a dramatic tone through the use of the natural lighting available in a bed of kelp. “He swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter,” Huang said: “I honestly believe that it saw the bright blue digital camera and went,’Oh I need that,’ you know?”

I mean, come on, how cool is that?

We really, really do.