DARK KNIGHT: is the name given to this photographic print of a female Southern Blue Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa) carrying a large clutch of eggs. The 16 x 24 inch portrait orientation print comes with a certificate of authenticity and is signed and numbered.
Of the four known species of Blue Ringed Octopus, the Southern Blue Ringed Octopus are the largest members, growing up to 20 cm in size. Despite their relatively large size and deadly venom (known as tetrodotoxin), the Blue Ringed Octopus is a very shy and timid creature, rarely seen out in the open waters. This female was carrying and aerating a large clutch of eggs, a very rare and fascinating sight. The females will reproduce through internal fertilisation, guarding the eggs for months until they hatch, and she unfortunately dies. Her legacy lives on through her young.
This photo was taken in April 2019 by Sam Glenn-Smith at Blairgowrie Marina, which has large numbers of healthy Blue Ringed Octopus.
This photo is printed onto a high quality 310 gsm professional photographic paper locally on the Mornington Peninsula using professional machinery at a professional printing company. This ensures that your print will be of high quality and long lasting.
Each print measures 16 x 24 inch (40.64 x 60.96 cm) making it a perfect size for most rooms, whether it be a single print or multiple in a collection.
We Do Not Supply Frames or Do Framing
The convenient photo sizing makes framing solutions simple, with plenty of readily available 16 x 24 inch framing options. You also have the choice of larger frame sizes by using mount boards to give the image more negative space.
We do not supply frames with these orders — only the prints. We recommend taking the print to a local company that is able to frame up the photo for you. Alternatively you can frame the photo yourself in appropriately sized frame.
Example portrait print framing.
These photographic prints are done to order. We do not hold stock of these photos in store. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for printing and packaging before the print is sent out. To achieve high quality, we don't hurry the process. The prints are shipped in tubes via Australia Post and you will be sent an email with the tracking details when it ships.
This photo was taken by Sam Glenn-Smith, who also works as a Divemaster at The Scuba Doctor, where he takes customers on Guided Dives and helps out in the dive shop. You can follow Sam's underwater adventures on his Facebook page Sammy Glenn Dives.
Sam has been diving the Mornington Peninsula for many years and photographing the local marine life. His wonderful works focus on highlighting the amazing diversity of the Mornington Peninsula dive sites — which he rates as some of the best diving and best critter diversity in the world. He also tries to reflect characters of these amazing critters, showing off their unique and individual personalities.