Photographing Octopuses


What Must Be In The Photograph 2

There are two octopus commonly found around Aotearoa, the Common octopus (Macroctopus maorum) and the Common Sydney octopus (Octopus tetricus).

To be able to get a species ID for these, you must get a photograph of the eyes.

  • White eyes (as seen in the first three photographs) are the Common Sydney octopus (Octopus tetricus)
  • Orange eyes (as seen in the last three photographs) are the Common octopus (Macroctopus maorum)

Tweaking Photos 2

Check out the General Guide for Tweaking Photos for tips on how to:

  • Sharpen photos
  • Lighten photos
  • Fix washed out photos
  • Crop Photos

    Other Photo Guides 2

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    1. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua
    2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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    Photographing Octopus