We’ve previously covered the tragic decline of the noble Pacific Tree Octopus, once a monarch of the temperate rainforest, now sadly reduced to a furtive, shadowy band of cedar-crawling hobos, frantically fleeing from chainsaw-wielding lumberjacks. In this shocking image, Artist Liz Wolfe has managed to capture a cluster of them in mid-orgy. Never before have the cavortings of the Pacific Tree Octopus been captured on film. Truly a breathtaking sight.
And, for those of you looking for something a little earthier, here is a video of two octopuses having sex, from the Vancouver Aquarium.
From the notes:
Within minutes of introducing the male to a female octopus – sex happened… The whole process took roughly four hours.
Four hours? No wonder he got lucky so fast!