Man films octopus trying to change colour

Octopus seen changing colour Photo: BANG Showbiz
Octopus seen changing colour Photo: BANG Showbiz

An octopus was filmed trying to change colour to hide from its predators.

Hector Seguin Jr went diving at Ewa Pinnacles in Hawaii and couldn't resist filming the eight-legged sea creature who appeared to light up as it tried to blend with its surroundings, the Mirror Online reports.

The 52-year-old said: "The octopus is trying it's best to camouflage itself, as octopuses have pigment cells called chromophores in their skin, which means they can control the colour and patterns on their skin.

"They change their colour in an attempt to camouflage themselves from predators.

"Whilst scuba diving I spotted this particular octopus just lying right out in the open on the reef.

"It was pretty incredible to see this happen right in front of my eyes - all creatures of the undersea world are amazing in their own way."

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