The White Sea is an inlet of the Barents Sea, in the northwest coast of Russia. Its waters are cold and apparently devoid of life—until you do deep and discover an alien world full of colorful creatures that look from other planets.
The author of these photos works at the White Sea biological research station of the Moscow State University as a head of the diving department and as an underwater photographer. In the cold waters of the White Sea there are a lot of little and big creatures. Unfortunately naturalists’ profession is not popular nowadays so the guy takes such pictures more as a hobby.
Harlequin shrimp underwater in the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, on a piece of music nestled amid some garbage.
Moray eels have pharyngeal jaws. They’re pretty awesome toothed (in this case) secondary jaws that spend most of their time exactly where their name implies. When the eel needs to really grab something, they snap forward. Yeah, it is a lot like Alien.