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These Photos Of Underwater Creatures Will Blow Your Mind

Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter. Warning: Some of these might give you the willies.

Photographer and scientific diver Alexander Semenov takes beautiful underwater images.

Photographer and scientific diver Alexander Semenov takes beautiful underwater images.

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Alexander Semenov

His close-ups show the intricate detailing of the world’s hidden creatures, from the White Sea to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

His close-ups show the intricate detailing of the world's hidden creatures, from the White Sea to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

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Alexander Semenov

1. There are shapes and colors you wouldn’t even imagine in such a murky place.

There are shapes and colors you wouldn't even imagine in such a murky place.

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Cyanea capillata (aka hair of death)

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Salps (aka cute party lights!)

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Gorgonocephalus arcticus (aka you dropped your spaghetti on the ocean floor)

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Risbecia pulchella (aka fancy airplane neck pillow)

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Spirobranchus species (aka rooster comb)

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Urticina felina and sea urchin Trongylocentrotus pallidus (aka Aaahh!!! Real Monsters!)

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Hyperia galba eating (aka glowbutt)

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Ericthonius difformis (aka the tiniest Tim Burton set)

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Crinoid (aka tickly gift bow)

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LIRS polychaeta (aka French tickler)

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Polynoid crawler (aka a starfish’s lady bits)

12. You might recognize some old friends.

You might recognize some old friends.

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Enteroctopus dofleini (aka octopus)

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Pagurus pubescens (aka you can hear the ocean in the ocean)

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Cyanea (aka stay hydrated in case of a sting emergency)

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Pteraster militaris (aka cutiepie starfish)

16. And jump at the creepy crawlers. (Fair warning: If you don’t like real-life nightmares, scroll really fast for a second.)

And jump at the creepy crawlers. (Fair warning: If you don't like real-life nightmares, scroll really fast for a second.)

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Nymphon long legs (aka walking nightmare)

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Caprellas (aka fighting nightmares)

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Alitta virens (aka iridescent nightmare)

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Terebellidae (aka OH MY GOD)

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Perinereis nuntia (aka voted most beautiful worm)

21. Mythical little creatures putter about.

Mythical little creatures putter about.

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Coryphella verrucosa (aka adorable slug)

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Palio dubia (aka slug too cute for even Timon and Pumbaa to eat)

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Ancula gibbosa (aka ghost Flubber)

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Limacina species (aka snail Pegasus)

25. Some aren’t pleased about the interruption.

Some aren't pleased about the interruption.

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Myoxocephalus scorpius (aka Grumpy Gus)

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Paralithodes camtschaticus (aka Thorny Thor)

27. Others don’t mind!

Others don't mind!

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(bubble) “Hi!” (bubble)

28. Some look like bouquets that are pretty enough to pick (but shouldn’t because, ow!).

Some look like bouquets that are pretty enough to pick (but shouldn't because, ow!).

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Crossaster (aka sunburst!)

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Soft coral (aka ooh! ahh!)

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Lucernaria species (aka fiber optic toy you bought at a fireworks show)

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Metridium senile (aka Koosh buddies!)

32. The others we’ll just pretend are really in space.

The others we'll just pretend are really in space.

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Aurelia aurita (aka Grandma’s lampshade)

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Close-up of Aurelia aurita tentacles (aka Grandma’s glasses chains)

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Bolinopsis infundibulum (aka Lite-Brite whisk)

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Cyanea capillata again (aka sea cabbage)

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Clione limacina (aka angel monster)

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Bougainvillia superciliaris with Hyperia galba (aka friends forever)

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Beroe cucumis (aka space cucumber)

Mmm, space dinner!

Mmm, space dinner!

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Cyanea capillata feeding on Aurelia aurita (aka WHAT IS HAPPENING)

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Homo sapiens (aka Alexander Semenov)

But all of them show the grandeur of what lies below.

But all of them show the grandeur of what lies below.

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Bye!

Bye!

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View hundreds of more images on Alexander’s site or his Flickr.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/kasiagalazka/underwater-creatures-that-will-blow-your-mind

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