First Live Giant Squid Photographed

The animal — which measures roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long — was photographed 2,950 feet (900 meters) beneath the North Pacific Ocean. Japanese scientists attracted the squid toward cameras attached to a baited fishing line.

The scientists say they snapped more than 500 images of the massive cephalopod before it broke free after snagging itself on a hook.

(James Owen, National Geographic)

More (better quality) footage is sure to surface soon. Check back for updates.

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