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Supersize Squid
Photograph by Brian Skerry

Not the legendary giant squid but a smaller, ferocious cousin, a Humboldt, or jumbo, squid looms large in Mexico's Gulf of California. Living hundreds of feet deep in the eastern Pacific, jumbo squid frequently rise to the surface and will attack anything—including divers. Their bodies are often four to five feet (one to two meters) long and weigh 150 to 200 pounds (70 to 90 kilograms), but some behemoths can reach twelve feet (four meters), including tentacles.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 16mm
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Underwater
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Ambient light


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