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Octopus Collection

"The Enigmatic Octopus: From Ancient Mosaics to Modern Imagery" Discover the fascinating world of the octopus

Background imageOctopus Collection: Fish Mosaic from Pompeii

Fish Mosaic from Pompeii
Floor mosaic from Pompeii of fish, octopus, squid, lobster, eel and crustaceans. Museo Archaeologico Nazionale, Napoli collection

Background imageOctopus Collection: Roman seafood mosaic

Roman seafood mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageOctopus Collection: Kraken attacking ship during a storm

Kraken attacking ship during a storm
A mythical Kraken attacking a sailing vessel during a storm

Background imageOctopus Collection: The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)

The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)
IMPERIALISM CARTOON, 1882. The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism grabbing land on every continent

Background imageOctopus Collection: Octopus

Octopus
jealousy

Background imageOctopus Collection: Giant Octopus & US Diver

Giant Octopus & US Diver
A huge octopus nearly succeeds in overcoming American diver Martin Lund, but is eventually beaten off

Background imageOctopus Collection: Drying Octopus, Mandrakia, Milos, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Drying Octopus, Mandrakia, Milos, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageOctopus Collection: Octopus

Octopus
Watercolour 401 by the Port Jackson Painter, from the Watling Collection

Background imageOctopus Collection: VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES, 1870. One of Captain Nemos sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish

VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES, 1870. One of Captain Nemos sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish. Wood engraving after a drawing by Alphonse de Neuville from an 1870 edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under

Background imageOctopus Collection: French poster, The Future Lies in Socialism

French poster, The Future Lies in Socialism
A French poster which declares that The Future Lies in Socialism, showing men who have fought in the First World War facing up to the octopus monster of commercialism, foreign gold

Background imageOctopus Collection: Diver and Octopus

Diver and Octopus
Divers are periodically at odds with octopi, and diver Palmer, at Cape Town, is one of many - but a tug on his line brings help from his colleagues

Background imageOctopus Collection: Giant Pacific Octopus - Alaska to California

Giant Pacific Octopus - Alaska to California
KEL-192 GIANT PACIFIC OCTOPUS Giant Pacific Octopus - Alaska to California Octopus dofleini Ken Lucas Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageOctopus Collection: Common octopus, 19th century

Common octopus, 19th century
Octopus. Engraving showing a common octopus (Octopus vulgaris). This engraving was first published in Sea Monsters Unmasked by Henry Lee, printed at London in 1883

Background imageOctopus Collection: Common Octopus, Atlantic and Mediterranean. Shows special rectangular pupil

Common Octopus, Atlantic and Mediterranean. Shows special rectangular pupil
PM-404 Common Octopus Atlantic and Mediterranean Octopus vulgaris Shows special rectangular pupil and double row of sensitive suckers along the arms

Background imageOctopus Collection: RF - Ocellate octopus (Amphioctopus mototi) swimming up from the sea floor

RF - Ocellate octopus (Amphioctopus mototi) swimming up from the sea floor. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea

Background imageOctopus Collection: Common Octopus

Common Octopus
LA-1499 Common OCTOPUS Distribution: Found Worldwide in tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. Octopus Vulgaris Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageOctopus Collection: The Kraken vs. Sperm Whales, 1900 (litho)

The Kraken vs. Sperm Whales, 1900 (litho)
1147337 The Kraken vs. Sperm Whales, 1900 (litho) by Twidle, Arthur (1865-1936); Private Collection; Peter Newark Historical Pictures; English, out of copyright

Background imageOctopus Collection: Divers finding pirates treasure, 1897 (litho) (b / w photo)

Divers finding pirates treasure, 1897 (litho) (b / w photo)
CHT207816 Divers finding pirates treasure, 1897 (litho) (b/w photo) by Austrian School, (19th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageOctopus Collection: Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old

Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old clam shell on the sandy seabed. These octopus regularly carry pieces of shell so they can use them as protective

Background imageOctopus Collection: SEA MONSTER, 19th CENTURY. The legendary Scandinavian sea monster Kraken attacking a ship

SEA MONSTER, 19th CENTURY. The legendary Scandinavian sea monster Kraken attacking a ship. Wood engraving, 19th century

Background imageOctopus Collection: Giant pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) swimming freely after release from captivity

Giant pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) swimming freely after release from captivity, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Ocean

Background imageOctopus Collection: Struggle between a deep sea diver and a giant octopus (colour litho)

Struggle between a deep sea diver and a giant octopus (colour litho)
2779476 Struggle between a deep sea diver and a giant octopus (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Struggle between a deep sea diver and a giant octopus)

Background imageOctopus Collection: Octopuses hung up to dry on washing lines, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Octopuses hung up to dry on washing lines, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageOctopus Collection: Deepsea cirrate octopod {Stauroteuthis syrtensis} 830m, Gulf of Maine, Atlantic

Deepsea cirrate octopod {Stauroteuthis syrtensis} 830m, Gulf of Maine, Atlantic

Background imageOctopus Collection: adventure, animal, animals, asia, asian, asiatic, cephalopoda, corals, cuttle, cuttlefish

adventure, animal, animals, asia, asian, asiatic, cephalopoda, corals, cuttle, cuttlefish, cuttlefishes, dive, diving, eye, fiji, fish, fishes, indonesia, isle, maldives, marine creature

Background imageOctopus Collection: Roman mosaic. Fish and octopus. Spain

Roman mosaic. Fish and octopus. Spain
Roman mosaic. Scene Marina. Fish and octopus. Archaeological Museum. Albacete province. Castile-La Mancha. Spain

Background imageOctopus Collection: Argonauta hians, brown paper nautilus

Argonauta hians, brown paper nautilus
A pair of brown paper nautilus (Argonauta hians). This delicate-shelled cephalopod is distributed in warm seas globally

Background imageOctopus Collection: ANTI-RUSSIAN MAP, 1904. A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia

ANTI-RUSSIAN MAP, 1904. A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia. Japanese propaganda handbill of 1904 portraying Russia as a grasping octopus

Background imageOctopus Collection: Octopus and squid species

Octopus and squid species
Common octopus, Octopus vulgaris 1, musky octopus, Eledone moschata 2, European flying squid, Todarodes sagittatus 3, and glass squid, Cranchia scabra 4

Background imageOctopus Collection: A wide angle macro view of a Veined octopus ( Amphioctopus marginatus) stretching

A wide angle macro view of a Veined octopus ( Amphioctopus marginatus) stretching out from its protective den in an old clam shell. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea

Background imageOctopus Collection: Giant Pacific Octopus Portrait off Vancouver Island, B. C

Giant Pacific Octopus Portrait off Vancouver Island, B. C
Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) Portrait off Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada

Background imageOctopus Collection: Sepia officinalis, cuttlefish, side view

Sepia officinalis, cuttlefish, side view

Background imageOctopus Collection: The Aquarium, pub. 1873 (colour litho)

The Aquarium, pub. 1873 (colour litho)
2646269 The Aquarium, pub. 1873 (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageOctopus Collection: Coconut / Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) hunts in the sand at night, while

Coconut / Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) hunts in the sand at night, while illuminated by a divers torch beam, Anilao, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines. Verde Island Passages, Pacific Ocean

Background imageOctopus Collection: Seven squid and octopuses

Seven squid and octopuses
Tableau 2 from Albertus Sebas Thesaurus, Vol 3, 1759

Background imageOctopus Collection: GIANT OCTOPUS. A giant octopus attacking a vessel. Line engraving, French

GIANT OCTOPUS. A giant octopus attacking a vessel. Line engraving, French, after a picture in the Church of St. Malo, France, 16th century

Background imageOctopus Collection: Wonderpus octopus

Wonderpus octopus (Octopus sp.) hunting on the seabed. This octopus changes its body shape and colour to confuse predators

Background imageOctopus Collection: Octopus attacking a ship

Octopus attacking a ship
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Background imageOctopus Collection: French fishing boat catches octopuses

French fishing boat catches octopuses
The crew of a French fishing boat off Cancale, Brittany, find their nets full of hundreds of octopuses which swarm onto the side of their boat, nearly sinking it

Background imageOctopus Collection: Octopus Attacks Bather

Octopus Attacks Bather
An octopus attacks a bather and wraps its tentacles around his body

Background imageOctopus Collection: A diver attacked by an octopus (colour litho)

A diver attacked by an octopus (colour litho)
3097449 A diver attacked by an octopus (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A diver attacked by an octopus. Un Scaphandrier Attaque Par Une Pieuvre)

Background imageOctopus Collection: OCTOPUS. Line engraving

OCTOPUS. Line engraving

Background imageOctopus Collection: Water Babies

Water Babies -- two little children, a boy and a girl, in a pool of water surrounded by rocks (left), and a little boy who has turned into a merman, with a fishs tail

Background imageOctopus Collection: OCTOPUS / 1885

OCTOPUS / 1885
Tritaxeopus Cornutus

Background imageOctopus Collection: Common Octopus UK marine

Common Octopus UK marine
PM-8795 Common OCTOPUS UK Octopus vulgaris Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageOctopus Collection: Southern Blue Ringed Octopus - Displays bright blue rings when annoyed

Southern Blue Ringed Octopus - Displays bright blue rings when annoyed. Venomous, Has killed several people Tumby Bay
VT-8387 Southern Blue-ringed Octopus - Displays bright blue rings when annoyed. Tumby Bay, South Australia Hapalochlaena maculosa Venomous

Background imageOctopus Collection: Futuristic encounter with an octopus

Futuristic encounter with an octopus
A futuristic encounter with an octopus on the seabed. A man rescues a woman from its clutches

Background imageOctopus Collection: Larval Wonderpus octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) drifting in the open ocean at night off Anilao

Larval Wonderpus octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) drifting in the open ocean at night off Anilao, Philippines



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"The Enigmatic Octopus: From Ancient Mosaics to Modern Imagery" Discover the fascinating world of the octopus, as depicted throughout history in various forms of art and literature. The Fish Mosaic from Pompeii showcases the intricate beauty of Roman seafood mosaics, with an octopus taking center stage among other marine creatures. Legend meets reality in depictions like the Kraken attacking a ship during a storm, where sailors' fears come alive through powerful imagery. In an American cartoon from 1882, John Bull embodies England as the octopus of imperialism, symbolizing its land-grabbing tendencies across continents. From fiction to real-life encounters, witness gripping moments such as Captain Nemo's sailor being seized by a giant cuttlefish in Jules Verne's "20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea. " A French poster boldly proclaims that "The Future Lies in Socialism, " using an octopus as a metaphor for societal change. In more contemporary settings, divers encounter these intelligent creatures face-to-face. Whether it is a diver interacting with an octopus or witnessing the majestic Giant Pacific Octopus along Alaska's coastlines down to California. Even beyond artistic representations and underwater encounters lies cultural significance. Witness drying octopuses hanging in Mandrakia on Milos Island in Greece – capturing both tradition and culinary delights found within Aegean waters. The enigma surrounding this creature continues to captivate our imagination. With its ability to adapt and survive amidst diverse environments worldwide, the octopus remains one of nature's most intriguing marvels - reminding us that there is always more than meets the eye beneath our oceans' depths.