An Amazing unexpected photo shoot by Scuba Diver Phil Davison on a recent Dive. Seal Vs Octopus.
Phil captured the amazing Pictures a local Pier dive off the Australia Coast. He stumbled upon a local Seal “Cecile” called by the divers taking on an Octupus. Looks like Cecile was looking for a bit of Sushi
This hungry seal fancied a bit of octopus for supper – but it’s not easy biting off its rubbery appendages, as this amazing footage shows.
The fur seal – given the name Cecile by divers – managed to nip the Maori octopus, known locally as ‘The Kraken’, off the coast of Australia.
Photographer Phil Davison captured the rare sighting in Rye pier on the Mornington Peninsula, while out with a group of open-water scuba divers.
‘Then I saw it… the seal already had the upper hand and the octopus looked like it was stunned, as there was no ink in the water, it was not changing colour and there was very little movement from it.
‘I knew immediately that this was something special and not the kind of event that you get to see every day.
‘The first thing that came to mind was that I wanted to do it justice in the images I took of this rare encounter.
‘The seal was swimming circles around me, dragging the octopus by one tentacle and trying to tear chunks off it. It was incredible.
Even though they breathe air, seals are most at home in the water and may stay at sea for weeks at a time eating fish, squid and octopus, birds, and tiny shrimp-like krill.
Photos by Phil Davison