My dive guide spotted this very rare creature floating at the surface. I immediately started taking photos of it, not knowing what it was. Later it was discovered to be a blanket octopus which is very rarely seen alive, let alone photographed. It was an amazing encounter, one that I will probably never see again.
I took this photo at Molasses Reef in Key Largo
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