Last weekend, a Giant Pacific Octopus got friendly with a scuba diver on the north coast of Vancouver Island.
Natasha Dickinson and her diving partner Jackie Hildering, a biologist and marine educator, was diving near Port Hardy on Sunday when an octopus loosely wrapped itself around Dickinson’s face.
"I headed over there and to my absolute amazement I saw that she had a giant Pacific octopus right over her face," said Hildering, who captured the encounter on camera.
Hildering posted the photos — and shared their story — on her blog, The Marine Detective.
“Natasha is an incredibly skilled and experienced diver with a deep respect for marine life. She was clearly not afraid, nor was the octopus,” she wrote.
"My whole reason for writing the blog and sharing the pictures was to dispel the idea that they’re somehow monstrous or kraken-like," she told CBC News.
Hildering told CBC News that Dickinson putRead More »from Octopuses show their friendly and ferocious sides in amazing images