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Two of earths most successful lineages meet in the cold waters off japan: Homo sapiens, and the giant squid Architeuthis dux.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018
Eyes of a giant squid is the creepiest thing.

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CamtheZoologist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favorite animal since i was 4 years old :)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
same :P
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CharlyJade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome (:
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abigaia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've commented on this before, but I will so again, because I remembered that an encounter between a diver and a giant squid did occur on Christmas Eve in Toyama in 2015. The squid was, after a few hours of being observed, guided back out to the open sea, where it disappeared back into the depths. Basically, this scene you depicted here eventually happened. 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I saw the video! I hope the squid was OK, pretty weird for it to head shoreward like that!
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it was. It seemed fairly healthy. It probably entered the harbor to escape either cannibalism from one of its own kind or from a sperm whale. (And yes, Giant Squid have been found to be cannibals, a a 30-footer from Spain with sucker marks, bites in its fins and a missing eye indicates. See here for the full story and pictures: www.earthtouchnews.com/oceans/… )
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JohnMollison Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is the best!!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Animal Emote: Squid 
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FireNationDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Best Giant Squid Art ever!
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CJCroen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love giant squids...so huge, but so peaceful.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
And hungry!
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deepsub Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Hi Abiogenisis would you be interested in doing the same piece but with a submersible instead of an aquanaut?  Check www.deepsubllc.com for pictures of the sub...
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Certainly! I am taking paid commissions now, so drop me a note if you are interested.
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deepsub Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Could you please email me on gunn@deepsubllc.com to discuss further.
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IneptusAstartes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I'd love to be able to meet a giant or colossal squid in person. We're not in their prey range, so I'd be reasonably hopeful I'd come out unscathed.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You need to join the antarctic fishing fleet!
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Scary...
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
kill it.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, there are far too many humans.
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Cool.
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Randompsycho333 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Gives me goosebumps everytime!
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Starbat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah.  That diver is in serious trouble....
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Its just curious ;)
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Viper2458 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Isn't that squid just a kid?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Inkling Girl Shrug Icon 
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Crazy888888 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
This is awesome plus giant squids are my favourite marine animal win win!. Maybe you could make a jellyfish seeing as your a master of contrasting colours...  
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A jelly would be cool... Maybe a Cubozoan.
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TalonxCreations Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
wow! Nod 
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BlackWulfeApex77 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have long waited for the day that by chance I come across a true monster of the deep. Humbolt squids and Giant squids are the reason I don't want to swim after dark or alone in the deep and I want to send rovs to find the monsters down there. Nice picture, i'd say the diver is in a extraordinary position but could be a fatal one too.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They better have their diving knife!
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DerShishaGott Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
If i would be the diver, would use my harpoon to kill that giant monster befor it  would chew me up.

never the less im fascinated by these creatures
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A harpoon wouldnt slow it down ;)
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, how wonderful!
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Very frightening! Hopefully giant squids don't like to eat people.
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EduardoLeon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Most impressive! 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
thats a... terrifying feeling
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Garmcd Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Nicely done. I definitely would not want to be that diver!
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i am so happy Tsunemi Kubodera finally filmed one in its natural habitat on video, even if it was just a baby.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was so cool! But it looks like that means I got the eye wrong; it wasnt round at all!
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Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
actually the eye was like that because they had flashed it with white light and was likely temporarily blinded. I am so happy for Dr Kubodera and the others I wish I could have been there in person but at least after all this time we have footage of them in their natural habitat.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Was it blinded? I thought they used infrared cameras.
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Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they did but the infrared light was making it hard to determine if it was a Giant squid or another species so they risked using white light on it for a minute. It likely turned that silver color out of shock but was more occupied eating the smaller squid. Gods, 25 feet long, how crazy would that be to be in the water with it!
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its still awesome. i personally think the squid also escaped a sperm whale, because its two feeding tentacles were missing.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hopefully it can grow them back before it starves.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
of course it can. cephalopods can easily regrow an arm if it is lost. as long as they have 1 or 2 to grab with, they can easily survive while the rest regrow. ;)
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X-A-K Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
idk 'bout you.. but if I ever had that happen to me.. I would probably make the water very uncomfirtable for the squid... if you catch my drift...
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