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Snorkeler captures underwater octopus fight on camera

By Ben Hooper
Snorkeler captures underwater octopus fight on camera
Octopuses fight it out underwater in Indonesia. Screenshot: JukinMedia

JAKARTA, April 15 (UPI) -- A snorkeler filming underwater footage in Indonesia captured video of an epic brawl between a pair of territorial octopuses.

Bjorn Svensson posted a video to YouTube showing what he discovered under the water while snorkeling off the coast of Asu Island.

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The video shows an octopus outside of its den being attacked by a rival cephalopod.

Svensson said he sped up the video to increase the "action" of the battle he captured with his GoPro.

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