What it looks like when an octopus decides to steal your camera.

When an octopus decided that deep sea diver David Malvestuto's camera would be better off in his own eight arms, the resulting tug-of-war was pretty epic. Things really got good, though, when Malvestuto started taking pictures during the struggle.

Here are a couple of the shots he snagged during the scuffle, before the octopus swam off into the deep (sans camera):

What it looks like when an octopus decides to steal your camera.

What it looks like when an octopus decides to steal your camera.

What it looks like when an octopus decides to steal your camera.

What it looks like when an octopus decides to steal your camera.

What it looks like when an octopus decides to steal your camera.

What it looks like when an octopus decides to steal your camera.

You can also watch the whole video of their encounter here: