12 Sea Creatures That Look Extremely Fake

A dumbo octopus swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

A dumbo octopus swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Image: NOAA

Tough to make heads or tails out of this…. thing. Xenomorphs from Alien are less creepy than this dumbo octopus, spotted in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2014. In this photo, the dumbo octopus is actually swimming away from the camera, its stubby fins propelling it, apparently, forward. Interestingly, this body posture, in which the octopus’s legs are coiled into its body, had never been seen prior to this moment.

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