The Alien Beauty Of Underwater Creatures In Alexander Semenov Photos (91 Pics)

The Alien Beauty Of Underwater Creatures In Alexander Semenov Photos (91 Pics)

Marine biologist Alexander Semenov specializes in invertebrates and is the head of the divers’ team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station where he organizes and manages all sorts of work, often diving in harsh conditions. Semenov is also a professional photographer, so combining these two specialties allows him to capture subjects most of us haven't even seen.


Semenov is mostly interested in scientific macrophotography in natural environments. “This practice makes it possible to observe animals that cannot be properly studied under laboratory conditions, such as soft-bodied planktonic organisms or stationary life forms living on the seafloor,” the diver explained on his Flickr profile. “My personal goal is to study underwater life through camera lenses and to boost people’s interest in marine biology. I do this by sharing all my findings through social media and in real life, through public lectures, movies, exhibitions, and various media events.”


I think it's safe to say that Semenov is successfully working towards his goal. His photos of all the CGI-like real-life aliens of the deep blue sea are going viral on nearly every imaginable platform online, impressing people all over the world.


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