Today’s favorite is an ordinary reef squid. I like cephalopods, to the extent that I refuse to eat them any longer. They’re intelligent, ya know… Anyway, I’m not sure this one was a rocket scientist. We were on a night dive and he came swimming right into our group. We surrounded him, just looking, when he got a bright idea and decided to do the old puff of smoke magic trick escape. He inked and shot off into the distance. Or rather, right into Leslie’s mask, head-on collision, literally. Leslie looked a bit stunned, but I put my light on the squid, and he was all splayed out and frozen in a strange posture, like “I don feel so gooooood…”. Then he seemed to come around and looked intently into my spotting light, which is when I took this photo (two, actually), before we let him go on his merry way.