This Is How a Cuttlefish Attacks its Prey

by Owen James Burke

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Photo: © Geo Cloete/Wetpixel Underwater Photography

Wetpixel contributor Geo Cloete was photographing a school of fish swimming over sea fans when a giant cuttlefish came around his shoulder and one of the fish he was photographing disappeared. Well almost.

Cuttlefish have two lightning-fast tentacles with suctioncup-like pads on them which grab hold of prey and deliver it to the cephalopod’s beak, when makes mince meat out of even the toughest crustaceans in seconds.

See more amazing undersea photography on Wetpixel — OJB

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