Caught in an upwelling current this creatures body takes on the form of the water around it... fluid and graceful. The giant Pacific octopus is a large eight-legged marine cephalopod whose early ancestors were clam-like creatures. Its range is California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Russia, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula. It can be found from the intertidal zone down 6,600 ft, and is best adapted to cold, oxygen-rich water. It is the largest octopus species, with an average weight of 33 lb and an arm span of 14 ft. Guinness World Records lists the biggest known specimen as 300 lb with an arm span of 32 ft!
Image Size: 30.375"w X 22.25"h
This fine art reproduction is digitally printed with archival inks on 1 5/8” thick FSC Birch wood with black lacquered sides, and sealed with matte varnish and UV coating.