When a photographer named Victor Huang was diving in New Zealand with his camera rolling, he wound up with a far more interesting film than he might have expected, although he couldn’t fully take the credit: You see, an octopus snatched his camera away, giving the world its first full three minutes of octopus-directed cinema at its finest.
while trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashed towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off, all while the camera is recording! he swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter. after a 5 minute chase, I placed my speargun underneath him and he quickly and curiously grabbed hold of the gun as well, giving me enough time to reach in and grab the camera from out of his mouth. I didn’t feel threatened at all during the whole ordeal. he seemed to be fixated on the shiny metallic blue digital camera. the only confusing behavior was how he dashed off with it like a thief haha. cheeky octopus.
Octo-film after the jump:
(via The Awl)