The Deep's Embrace

The squid and the octopus, in ancient times, were referred as the monstrous creatures of the deep abyss.  So big in size, these monsters could capsize traveling ships, killing or leaving sailors clinging to the floating boards left over from their sunken vessels.  We’ve wandered the vast sea of JPG photo submissions and found great images of tentacles that our users submitted telling the tales of these fascinating creatures.


Octograsp Tree by Eric Dynowski

Self Defense by Braden Lee

One Caress (ripped my world) by Gianni Lo Piccolo

hee, hawaiian octopus by eric roettinger

Self Preservation by Daniel Angeles

Octo-Pop Kiss by Jeff Kennel


Sushi Anyone? by Jeremy Barton

Squid Curls by Roberta Lannes-Sealey

Octopus by Melissa Romito


These tentacled ‘beasts’ may not be as enigmatic as they once were, but they possess a certain quality that fascinates beyond Japanese folk-lore or Steampunk fashions.  Please share with us your favorite images of the squid or octopus by uploading them to the site and dropping the links in the comments below.  Or, if you stumble upon a few browsing the millions of fine JPG member photographs, create a collection and post the link below in the comment area.

Can’t wait to see what you share!