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| | Earth on Apr 07, 2014

Astounding photos of marine worms, some previously unknown to science

Alexander Semenov photographed 222 different worm species, which are now in the process of being studied and documented by scientists. See photos.

Alexander Semenov recently released some incredible new photos of marine worms, several of which may be completely unknown to science. He captured half of the photos at the Lizard Island Research Station near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia during a 2-week conference on marine worms. He photographed the rest at the White Sea Biological Station in northern Russia, where he is head of the scientific divers team. In all, Semenov photographed 222 different worm species which are now in the process of being studied and documented by scientists. Of these photos, Semenov writes:

Worms. Creatures from the dreams and nightmares are here. They are real and unbelievably beautiful.

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

Photo by Alexander Semenov

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Via thisiscolossal.com