Second Runner-up | Creative Nature Photography
A pelagic juvenile Wunderpus (Wunderpus photogenicus n. sp.) hunting in midwater is a dream image for an underwater photographer. This species is a spectacular, long-armed octopus from the Indo-Malayan archipelago. Their juvenile transparent body decorated with bands of brown on their tentacles gives way as they change colour and size once they settle on the seafloor to live their adult lives. Banded white markings form on their tentacles, and akin to the similar-looking Mimic Octopus, they can mimic other animals.