Extremely Eccentric Organisms Captured in White Sea

Not for nothing is said that ocean is the most unexplored place on our planet. Statistically, human has explored only about 5 to 7 percent of the ocean floor and about a half a percent of the ocean itself. In the deep ocean, it is even less. It’s not surprising that unique and eccentric things we find deep underwater are the most eye-catching.

However, Alexander Semenov, a Russia-based biologist and photographer proves us that we don’t need to go “twenty thousand leagues under the sea” to find earth-shattering and eccentric organisms.

In 2007, Alexander graduated Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology and since when he has been working in White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) where he started to organise all underwater projects and began experimenting with sea life photography. Foremost, he commenced with a shooting of invertebrates in a lab with his old DSLR camera. Inspired by a few great shots, Alexander bought a semi-professional equipment and started capturing the same creatures, however this time in their environment. After four years of practice and a lot of failures, he owns one of the most fascinating portfolios of underwater micro organisms which we are eager to share with you.

Russia-based photographer adds, “There are many very small but fantastically interesting and unique organisms in the cold waters of the White Sea. Some of them are so small and transparent, that you can see them only with powerful lights and trained eye. This gallery is just a small drop in the ocean of planktonic life forms. It’s our Observable Universe.”