Joel Callen

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Mon, 16 Feb, 2015

Seal and octopus fight to the death

Seal and octopus fight to the death

A rare sight has been captured on camera as a seal fought its prey – a giant octopus.

The10-minute battle for survival occurred just off Ogden Point in Victoria, Canada, where amateur photographer, Bob Ianson, was walking with his family.

Mr Ianson has said he originally believed both shapes in the water were harbour seals, before the seal emerged triumphant, coming to the surface to show off its prey. At one stage during the struggle, the octopus was wrapped entirely around the seal’s head, according to Ianson.

Image credit: Bob Ianson/Facebook

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