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Octopus Drying in the Sun | Photograph by Feray Umut
“This is the Greek island of Samos; mathematician Pythagoras was born here,” says #YourShotPhotographer Feray Umut. “Octopus, which dries in the sun to be served in restaurants, has been a popular dish in Greece for thousands of years, and has been a menu staple in the country.”

“This image has haunted me in the most beautiful way since I first say it. I love what [Your Shot photographer] Brenda Snape said, ‘The light, the beach scene and the octopus… they meld together yet could be separate images all on their own.’ While they could absolutely be images on their own, this frame in its entirety feels unsettling and beautiful all at once, and that tension is what I love so much about it. Beautifully seen, Feray!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)




I would especially like to thank NG editors, anyone who likes and comments.


Awesome picture


@k_gauen 😂😂😂


Congratulations Feray!


@lewismiddleton95 reminds me of dad lol


Very sad , this creature is so smart !!


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Great Shot 👌🏻🤘🏻


Beautiful pic!




I ate here. It was on my honeymoon. It’s a beautiful part of the world, but it’s financial collapse at the time left a lot of the local businesses and families in poor positions. I remember looking across the sea to Turkey and thinking, I can swim across there...I didn’t...of course....but I did swim, and whilst swimming spotted an octopus. Following an octopus as it makes its way across the bottom of the sea observing pulling itself from rock to rock as he changes colour texture and form Is absorbing to say the least...they are very conscious animals, they know you are observing, they taste with their skin. They are fascinating to watch. Admittedly eating them after the experience was a rarity. Squid on the other hand for some reason I never felt the same affection about. It could be because I never got as close to the squid as I did the octopus. Plastic however is the real reason I’ll consider not eating any seafood these days...we must take responsibility. Reduce plastic waste. Look after our seas. Love our planet. Save our futures. Preserve our pasts.


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Loving the vibe and the caption @basiledocquier


@timocolman If you learn something about cooking then you would understand instead of posting dumb comments.


With vinegar, garlic and olive oil isss DELICIOUS. you should try it


Beautiful. I've got only one word.




Let them live 🙏


Hey, @natgeoyourshot, can you pls create separate account for those who likes to photo and viewing tortures or suffer of living beens? Is it so hard possible to keep us apart from unethical content you are promoting time to time?


Very sad.




Absolutely disgusting image. Unfollow from me.


Actally quite sad


Simply beautiful :) Happy Tuesday!


This is brutal 😱




Only men are capable of this cruelty. We are horrible things

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