A happy vision

I feel better already. A giant squid has been filmed in the deeps.

So beautiful and graceful. Watch how the tentacles uncoil and spread out to caress the lure, before jetting away into the darkness. That’s an image to linger in your dreams.


  1. Aoife_b says

    Lovecraft’s fear of cephalopods makes a lot of sense now. That was very cool, and a bit unsettling.

  2. PaulBC says

    Of course Lovecraft’s fear of anything “unfamiliar” extended far beyond cephalopods. I wonder if he could have ever seen a live squid. (Maybe an octopus in an aquarium.)

  3. Artor says

    What is the scale? I never got a clear view of the mantle, but those tentacles arms look awfully long.

  4. weylguy says

    Old fogies like me might remember the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exhibit at Disneyland in 1950s California. As I kid I’d drop in to marvel at the scale model of Nemo’s Nautilus submarine, then venture with trepidation into the main exhibit, which featured a realistic, full-size mock-up of a giant squid. It gave me nightmares, but it fascinated me nonetheless (just like Myers’ spiders).