Displaying mimic octopus, Bali, Indonesia.
Mimic octopus are thought to mimic venomous or toxic animals such as sea snakes or lionfish. However, their remarkable display may simply be a highly visible warning that has evolved to scare away predators. Puri Jati is located on Bali’s north coast. Its featureless sandy bottom is home to a huge variety of unusual and interesting species known as ‘critters’ to ‘muck’ divers and photographers. Bali is a very popular holiday destination for divers and offers a wide variety of different types of diving, from reefs and wrecks to mucks sites such as Puri Jati and Gilimanuk.