Deep Sea ‘Aliens’ That Live In Twilight Zone Below The Ocean Captured In Incredible Pictures


Solent News

These incredible pictures reveal the translucent and electric-hued sea creatures that roam 1,200 metres (4,000ft) below the surface of the Earth’s seas. Photographers used specialist camera equipment to capture the alien-like animals which have been seen only a handful of times. Most appear to have see-through skin which helps camouflage them in the brutal habitat where light cannot even reach.

h/t: thesun


Solent News

The animals were found at depths of up to 1,200m (4,000ft) before being photographed by Solvin Zankl, 45, of Kiel, Germany. They were able to observe them in their natural habitat using a video sledge, which which is made up of a high-definition video camera and LED lights.


Solent News

Mr Zankl had to photograph the larger animals using a tank and was had just one chance to photograph them.


Solent News

He said: “Although biodiversity can be quite high, the density of individuals is often low and there is only this one fish of its kind in a haul – so I only get one chance to document it. I had multiple tanks of different sizes on board. The largest tank had a volume of 60 litres which I used for big and motile animals for example some squids and fish but I also brought smaller bowls for smaller creatures like some crustaceans.”


Solent News


Solent News


Solent News

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Artist Creates Adorable Cloaks That Will Turn Your Pet Into A Game Of Thrones Character
Flocks of Sheep Take over London's Savile Row
Hilarious Pictures from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
The Fascinating Adventures Of A Frenchman And A Hen Sailing Together Around The World
First Australian Cat Cafe Opens in Melbourne
No Rat Shall Pass: Cats of the Hermitage Museum
This Bulldog Loves Watching The Street Through A Hole, So His Owners Paint 2 Costumes On The Fence
The Weird World of Competitive Dog Grooming
South African Rhinos Relocated to Escape Poachers
Kennel Club Dog Photographer Of The Year 2016
This New Snapchat Filter Makes Your Dog Look Like A Disney Character
Dog Has its Day as Mayor of San Francisco
Russian Miner Spends His Breaks Taking Photos Of Foxes In The Arctic Circle
Yana, The Two-Faced Kitty Whose Parents Ran Out Of Ink
Hard-Working Sausage Dog Takes On A Part-Time Job As A Mechanic
Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic
A Photographic Project On The Beauty And Connections Between Animals And Humans
Sanctuary Asia: A Shocking Campaign Against The Misdeeds Of Deforestation
Neckties For Cats? That’s Totally A Thing
Adorable German Shorthair Assumes Many Different Looks And Poses In Whimsical Photo Series
Hilarious Comics Reveal The Dark Side Of Animals
Playful Seals
Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats
A News Conference for the Upcoming 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
"The Dogs Show": Photographers Explore The Amazing World Of Dog Breeds
Foxy Faces: Photographer Proves That Every Fox Has Different Personality
A Humorous Collection Of Photos Of Funny And Adorable Cats As They Play With Catnip By Andrew Marttila
A Photographer Has Captured The Hilarious Expressions Pulled By Dogs As They Go For A Run
How To Be A Cat For Dummies
Monkey Selfie