“It’s a difficult job getting close to a squid without having it darting for cover under the nearest rock. To catch this mollusc by surprise in an open terrain is about as difficult as getting it to behave before the camera. Nevertheless, this particular one was strolling around really close to the edge on one October morning and it hesitated a few minutes before reacting, allowing me enough time to go under a few times and capture some good shots before it made its escape. Although it is more common to see a squid at the altitude of Peña La Vieja, where the rocky bottom provides it with shelter, this particular one was surprised on a sandy bottom, some 500 metres towards La Puntilla. It’s too bad that the renowned cephalopod doesn’t show itself more often in our waters. It has learned to fear man; certainly a good idea for its survival.”
Translation: Students from the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.