Giant Pacific Octopus
of Amazing British Columbia

On this page: References for the the giant Pacific octopus, O entry in Amazing British Columbia: A Natural History From A To Z

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Brandon Cole,
Photographer of the Giant Pacific Octopus

Brandon Cole photographer for Amazing British Columbia Brandon Cole is a wildlife photographer and writer. He works mainly with sea creatures. He has photos of
  • over 20 species of whales and dolphins
  • marine mammals
  • sharks
  • fishes and invertebrates from tropical coral reefs to cold water kelp forests
  • scuba diving
  • and many other marine subjects.
He has a degree in marine biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

He has worked with the National Park Service, the University of California, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Now he explores one of the planet’s last frontiers, the world beneath the waves.

He travels all over the world. His favourite places are
  • the coral reefs of Indonesia
  • the Galapagos islands
  • the South Pacific
  • and the icy waters of British Columbia and Alaska.
He lives in land-locked Spokane, WA, USA with his artist wife Melissa who is the diver swimming with the octopus in the book.

Besides the photo of the octopus, he also took the photo of the kelp forest in the book, Amazing British Columbia

You can see more of his photos on (Opens in a new window)

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Other Photos of Giant Pacific Octopus

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Books About Octopus

These is what I read in books about the giant Pacific octopus.
  • Cannings, Richard (2000) "Natural History of BC Overview" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia
  • Daniel Frances (Ed.). Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing. p. 488.
  • Harding, Mike (2000) "Octpus" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia
  • Daniel Frances (Ed.). Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing. p. 510.
Here is a list of other books about the giant Pacific octopus.
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Other Giant Pacific Octopus Links

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