Yesterday in the news: the first six legged octopus. From the BBC article:
“Octopuses need subdued lighting and flash photography can be fatal. But a quick-thinking staff member snapped the best picture he could before Henry found a different resting place with his legs tucked beneath him.”
This is the picture circulated with the news story: a privileged view of the hexapus’s underside.
What is the effect of our media practices (especially the lighting that we need to render images) on these animals?