Most people don't get the opportunity to see octopus in the wild. However, Amanda Smart and her family were lucky enough to have a close encounter with one, and have this stunning photo to show for it.
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Contributed by Amanda Smart
My family encountered a very inquisitive and extremely photogenic octopus while on holiday at Pōrangahau Beach, Hawke's Bay. The octopus reached out to us with its tentacles. We spent about five minutes with it before it swam away. It was around a metre long, at least, and was beautiful to watch.
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