Beautiful squid photographs

by Rebecca on September 25, 2013

in Animal Pictures

Stunning: A picture of a bobtail squid taken by Todd Bretl, a specialist underwater photographer

Stunning: A picture of a bobtail squid taken by Todd Bretl, a specialist underwater photographer

Transformation: The photographer has captured the thousands of pigment cells squids have on their skin arms called chromatophores, which cause them to change colour

Transformation: The photographer has captured the thousands of pigment cells squids have on their skin arms which cause them to change colour

Colour: These squids' cells appear as small patches or dots causing the formation of yellow or brownish-black pigments

Colour: These squids’ cells appear as small patches or dots causing the formation of yellow or brownish-black pigments

Pattern: The skin of the bobtail squids appears as dots which are formed because of the change in pigments in their skin

Pattern: The skin of the bobtail squids appears as dots which are formed because of the change in pigments in their skin

Reflections: The photographer has captured the colourful skin of the squid shining on the surface of the water

Reflections: The photographer has captured the colourful skin of the squid shining on the surface of the water

Translucent: Part of the skin is almost completely see-through as the squid blends into the surrounding waters

Translucent: Part of the skin is almost completely see-through as the squid blends into the surrounding waters

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2428971/Is-beautiful-squid-world-Underwater-photographers-incredible-pictures-capture-amazing-colours-bobtail-squid.html#ixzz2fryRpjXe
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