A group of friends was out testing their GoPro on a kayaking trip when they caught some footage they never expected.
While Taiyo Masuda was recording footage at Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island, a seal lept from the water and flung an octopus right at his friend Kyle Mulinder.
The friends had apparently been watching the battle between the seal and the octopus as they tussled beneath the surface. They had briefly disappeared before popping back up near Mulinder’s kayak.
“He thrashed it in mid fight and my face happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Mulinder said. “I was like ‘mate, what just happened?’ It was weird because it happened so fast but I could feel all the hard parts of the octopus on my face like ‘dum dum dum.'”
Despite the hard-hitting encounter, both Mulinder and the octopus came out of the fling just fine.