When this diver decided to film the bottom of this reef in the Caribbean, he never expected to come face-to-face with one of the most amazing creatures in the ocean.
As you can see in the video below, an octopus had camouflaged himself to match the reef surrounding him and when he saw someone approaching, he changed his skin surprising the diver. They use this ability to hide, but also to stand out and frighten predators. In this instance, the octopus he changed his color drastically to warn this snorkeler that he knew he was there and would defend himself if necessary. The scene is truly amazing.
Had the octopus felt threatened by the snorkeler, it is likely the octopus would have sprayed ink at him to cover his swift escape. Watch:
Awesome! Please share if you were amazed by this incredible animal.