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Alexander Semenov Continues to Photograph the Earth’s Most Fragile Marine Wildlife Near the Arctic Circle

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…lar updates on both Facebook and Flickr. Cyanea rainbow / © Alexander Semenov Syllidae from the Sea of Okhotsk / © Alexander Semenov Cestum veneris, Italy / © Alexander Semenov Beroe cucumis / © Alexander Semenov Cyanea nude / © Alexander Semenov Clione limacina / © Alexander Semenov Sarsia tubulosa attacked by Cyanea capillata / © Alexander Semenov Swimming file clam, Australia / © Alexander Semenov

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Creatures from Your Dreams and Nightmares: Unbelievable Marine Worms Photographed by Alexander Semenov

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…veral of which may be completely unknown to science. Half of the photos were taken at the Lizard Island Research Station near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia during a 2-week conference on marine worms called polychaetes. Semenov photographed 222 different worm species which are now in the process of being studied and documented by scientists. The other half of the photos were taken during Semenov’s normal course of work at the White…

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Underwater Experiments Continued: Wonderful New Photos of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

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Since first covering the photography of Russian biologist Alexander Semenov (previously) back in January his self-directed “Underwater Experiments” series has continued unabated as he releases other-worldy shots of the Earth’s most elusive creatures almost daily. Again and again Semenov captures some of the most jaw-dropping photographs of underwater life I’ve ever seen, most frequently an animal called lion’s…

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Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species

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…ishing feature of the annelids is clearly visible here. Photo by Alexander Semenov. Nudibranchs, together with a huge variety of other marine mollusks, are commonly known as sea slugs (Coryphella polaris). Photo by Alexander Semenov. Many tube-dwelling polychaetes have elaborate, colorful tentacles for filter feeding and gas exchange. The funnel-shaped structure (operculum) seals the tube when the animal retreats inside (unidentified serpulid)….

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Jellyfish Photographed Against the Sky by Alexander Semenov

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…Photographer Alexander Semenov (previously) who is well known for his documentation of oceanic wildlife, recently turned his camera upward and captured some fascinating photographs of jellyfish against the clouds and various sunsets. In some instances the water was so clear appears as if the animals are practically hovering in the sky. See much more over on Flickr….

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Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

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Russian biologist Alexander Semenov graduated in 2007 from Moscow State University’s zoology department where he studied invertebrate animals. Specifically: squid brains. Now he works as the chief of his diving team at the White Sea Biological Station, camera always in-hand, where he’s captured some of these extraordinary photographs of jellyfish and other wildlife. You can see more images in his photo galleries or you can follow…

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