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

November 2, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…, and he shares regular 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 Aglantha digitale / ©…

 

 



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Alexander Semenov Photographs Astonishing Creatures from the Depths of the World’s Oceans

June 16, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Pegea confoederata If you’re like me, the only possible reaction to these recent photographs by marine biologist Alexander Semenov is “What is that? What is that?! WHAT IS THAT!?” Semenov is the head of the diving at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station where he brings nearly a decade of underwater photography experience to a wide variety of research and exploration projects. He focuses mostly on invertebrate…

 

 



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

March 10, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…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

August 26, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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

October 29, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…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

July 8, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…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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Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov

February 6, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…Photographer Alexander Semenov has done it again. This time the Russian biologist takes us on an up-close encounter with starfish, although looking at these neon carpets I had no idea what they were at first. Even after covering Alexander’s previous work with jellyfish, or Felix Salazar’s images of coral I’m constantly amazed at nature’s ability to create such vibrant beauty. (via flickr)…

 

 

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