An octopus glides over objects on land—a doll, a skull—then moves along the shore into the sea. His ink stays behind. The camera tracks the beast along rocks in deeper water, watching closely as it breathes.
Jean Painlevé (20 November 1902 – 2 July 1989) was a photographer and filmmaker who specialized in underwater fauna.
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