Sleeping Cephalopod

This is another photograph I found while trawling through my hard drives over the past couple of days:

Teeny-tiny cuttlefish having a snooze next to my camera

I was photographing something in Lembeh a couple of years ago (I can't remember exactly what), when I looked over and noticed this cuttlefish nuzzled up to my other camera.

The cuttlefish (or "cuddlefish", as one friend has decided these animals should be named) seemed perfectly content where it was, so I didn't have the heart to move my gear. I left everything there for the rest of the dive, so my little friend could enjoy a nice afternoon nap.

Even cephalopods need their beauty sleep.