Undersea filmographer Pang Quong took a trip to Port Phillp, off the coast of Melbourne in Australia, one fall and caught an amazing close-up sight.
Quong spotted a female octopus lying still—and noticed she was there to lay her eggs.
For the next three weeks, she lingered at the spot, keeping them safe.
Quong kept returning so as to be able to catch the magical moment when they came to life.
Watch the video above to see it for yourself.