Best Award Winning Wildlife Photography of the Year 2017
Dancing Octopus, by Gabriel Barathieu, Underwater photographer of the year, winner
‘Balletic and malevolent,’ said one judge of this octopus, hunting in a lagoon. Barathieu got his shot at the French island of Mayotte, off the coast of south-east Africa. He waited until spring tides when there was just 30cm of water on the flats and plenty of light in the shallows.
Photograph: Gabriel Barathieu/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017