Like something straight out of a Jules Verne novel, an enormous tentacled creature looms out of the inky blackness of the deep Pacific waters. But this isn't science fiction. A set of extraordinary images captured by Japanese scientists marks the first-ever record of a live giant squid (Architeuthis) in the wild.
This kicks ass. We've known they existed, but we've only ever seen dead or dying beached specimens. To get photos of a live, active one is just too sweet.