I went yesterday snorkeling again. Of course with my new camera I bought a short while ago a new underwater camera (the GoPro Hero 2). Actually it is a action camera (for action sport). But also for diver very interesting. After the lens modification (with the Blurfix lens) is it also able to catch sharp underwater HD videos.
I just need to get in used to the recording itself. There is no viewfinder and no display. Everything by instinct and experience. … And when I see then something interesting, then I am so excited and fixed on the “great thing”, that I forget to handle the camera proper.
But yesterday I caught the first good recording. I was snorkeling so my round… till I saw an odd stone. Looked somehow strange. And then I saw that there was something attached, which doesn’t belong there.
An Octopus was holding itself on the stone and tried to pretend to be a part of this stone. It looked like he would think that it would work…. till I was one meter in front of him (pity the video just starts short before). Then is seemed like it become to hot for him… that his cover got blown…
So he break away from the stone slowly and swum under a close ton.
This Octopus was the second largest I ever saw, till now. Was already very impressive.
I hope that I can fly soon somewhere else… where I can explore and record more life under water. Here I can find maybe 1-2 times per week something interesting (and interesting is here already anything beside the usual small fish) Maybe Egypt or so. It’s not soo far… If the money is left for it.
But now first the video to the story…
Ahh, once more before: Our Nature is wonderful! Help to save and protect it!