Bobtail squid, Komodo National Park, Komodo, Indonesia.
Like all squid, bobtail squid have small sacs of pigment beneath the surface of the skin called chromatophores. The squid is able to control the size of each of these sacs and so is able to change the colors and markings on its body. The chromatophores of a bobtail squid and comparatively large and very obvious. These small squid are active at night, prefering to spend the day buried beneath the sand. The Komodo National Park is home to the unique Komodo Dragon, but also has some remarkable marine life. Cold upwellings from the Indian Ocean to the south bring plenty of nutrients, providing food for a spectacular array of different species.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download