In honour of Paul the octopus we've gone animal mad in this week's best boating photos

This week’s best boating photos are a little bit special. Paul the octopus became an international celebrity after it emerged that he had correctly predicted the results of all of Germany’s World Cup matches.

In honour of this clairvoyant sea creature we’ve found five amazing photos of the animal kingdom in full maritime action. Apart from Paul we’ve got Boniface the scuba-diving Dachshund and a clever sea lion showing off his ball skills.

To see all these images head to our gallery

or view last weeks’ best boating photos.