ENVIRONMENT
06/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sea Lion Hunts Down An Octopus In Never-Before-Seen Footage (VIDEO)

You've definitely never seen anything like this. National Geographic's new Crittercam caught some amazing footage of an Australian sea lion hunting down and eating a large octopus, an act that has never been committed to film before.

The Crittercam is a project that is in part meant to shed light on the behavior and eating habits of the endangered sea lion, in order to know better how to help them. Sea lions fitted with a GPS tracker and the Crittercam take scientists to unseen marine hotspots, showing them where and how they feed, and their behavior in those locales. This ensures that scientists know how to protect their habitats.

In an unexpected, dramatic moment, the Crittercam captured this gem of footage. WATCH a sea lion hunt down an octopus: