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Beneath the sea live creatures so utterly strange, hideous and fantastical, they might as well have landed here from a different planet

Gallery: In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures

The "sea angel", a swimming sea slug, is most beautiful of the deep sea animals he snapped -- not exactly a tough contest to be fair. Mostly transparent, the sea angel's internal organs appear to glow brightly in the image.

Radiolarians

Radiolarians of Podocyrtis (Lampterium) Radiolaria are amoeboid protozoa that produce intricate mineral skeletons. They are found as zooplankton throughout the ocean, and their skeletal remains cover large portions of the ocean bottom as radiolarian ooze.

Inspiration for S/S 15 comes from the beautiful creatures of the deep and their translucent tones.

Big purple jellyfish

Yes, the Jellyfish is a plankton, and it lacks brains. They don’t have a nervous system, and obviously, there are no brain signals.

whale shark pulchritude

This has to be the most amazing animal in the whole ocean. Whale shark= largest fish in the world. Has no teeth and feeds on plankton and small fish. And simply beautiful.

Handfish relative to the angler fish walks!

Hand Fish (Brachionichthys politus) Tasmania - a cousin to the angler fish, they 'walk' rather than swim, using their modified pectoral fins to move about on the sea floor.

Jellyfish at the Albuquerque Aquarium | by Dave.Patrick

Dave Patrick Jellyfish at the Albuquerque Aquarium. This looks almost exactly as it did when shot. So color accurate. This photo was taken on May 2009 using a Nikon

Mandarin fish - beautiful colors for a painted rock fishy

The Mandarinfish or Mandarin Dragonet _ is probably the most colorful aquarium fish in the world. It is scientifically named Synchiropus splendidus. _ Amazing Animals: The World’s Most Colorful Aquatic Animals

Discus (Symphysodon spp.) are a genus of three species of cichlid freshwater fish native to the Amazon River basin. Discus are popular as aquarium fish and their aquaculture in several countries in Asia is a major industry. Discus belong to the genus Symphysodon, which currently includes three species: The common discus  the Heckel discus , and a new species which has been named Symphysodon tarzoo. However, a further investigation published in August 2007suggested that the genus held

Discus - these colorful tropical saltwater wild fish can thrive in a large well kept saltwater aquarium!

It's like a never ending stairway

I love the shape of this shell and how the smooth spiral contrasts with the spikes around the edges. I also like the tiny detailing going around the spiral of the shell.

Harlequin Shrimp ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life lll" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/sea-life-lll/

This is a Harlequin shrimp. They live in the ocean however some people keep them in saltwater fish tanks. Except for the diet, as they eat starfish little tube feet!

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