Privacy Is A Thing Of The Past (Octopus Love)

I can’t help but feel like a bit of a peeping Tom. But on the other hand, it really is gorgeous. Especially starting around the 3 minute mark, if you are in a hurry.

This one is a bit less subtle in its choice of music, and a slightly different angle, but the same scene–


  1. Pyra says

    Very graceful stuff there. Nice video. Though I do feel a little bad that there were a bunch of children gawking at them as they mated. :)

  2. says


    Too bad about the lack of privacy and all, but I love when the little anthropologists get to see this kind of thing. It provides an opportunity for a matter-of-fact reproductive biology discussion. We were at the Denver Zoo aviary a couple of years ago when an adult man in the next alcove shouted with a combination of disgust and what I can only interpret as strangulated arousal, “WHAT THE HELLLLLL?!!!??!11?” When we wandered over, we saw that two large birds were mating (far less gracefully than the octopi.) The tiny anthropologist was two at the time and asked why the birds were fighting. I calmly explained that they were mating in order to have babies. She and here brother were completely unfazed by the display of normal bird behavior in an aviary. The dysfunctional adult appeared to be a total mess thereafter.

  3. F [nucular nyandrothol] says

    They may not care about privacy. Almost certainly they are aware of the gawking going on. The caged lions in the shopping mall didn’t give a damn about who was watching. Humans are so darned repressed.

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