Apr 11, 2012

30 Breathtaking Undersea Photos by Alexander Semenov

Alexander Semenov

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

Alexander Semenov is the head of the scientific divers team at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) in Russia. He’s also a prolific undersea photographer that has graciously shared his incredible work online on countless sites (Flickr, Behance, LiveJournal, 500px) so others may study and marvel at the beauty of the underwater world.

Graduating from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology, Alexander specialized in the study of invertebrate animals. While his career has led him around the world, many of the shots in his portfolio (and below) are from his work at the WSBS which is located near the Polar Circle on the coast of Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea.

The location is remote and the waters are frigid but the biological diversity speaks for itself. Many of the creatures he captures are rare and uncommon so his work is of tremendous value to reasearchers, biologists and scientists. For the rest of us, we are simply thankful that there is such a talented photographer out there capturing the underwater beauty of our planet. The Sifter salutes you Mr. Alexander Semenov! Please keep up the fantastic work and thank you for sharing with the rest of us!

 

 

 

 

1. Cyanea (jellyfish)

 

Cyanea

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

2. Chirolophis japonicus

 

Chirolophis japonicus 1

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

3. Aurelia sun (jellyfish)

 

Aurelia sun

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

4. Gorgonocephalus arcticus (northern basket stars)

 

Gorgonocephalus arcticus

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

5. Phoca largha (spotted seal)

 

Phoca largha 5a

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

6. Cyanea (jellyfish)

 

Cyanea

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

7. Scorpaenopsis barbata (bearded scorpionfish)

 

Scorpaenopsis barbata 1

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

8. Leucothea sp.

 

Leucothea sp.

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

9. Solaster endeca (purple sun star)

 

Solaster endeca

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

10. Surgeon

 

Surgeon

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

11. Bougainvillia superciliaris with Hyperia galba

 

Hyperia kid on the Baloon

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

12. Plerogyra sinuosa (bubble coral)

 

Plerogyra sinuosa

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

13. Myoxocephalus (shorthorn sculpin)

 

Myoxocephalus

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

14. Urticina eques (sea anemone)

 

Urticina eques

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

15. Cyanea capillata (lion mane’s jellyfish)

 

Cyanea capillata
Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

16. Coral

 

Coral 2

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

17. Asterina pectinifera (starfish)

 

Asterina pectinifera 3

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

18. Aurelia aurita sun (jellyfish)

 

Aurelia aurita sun 1

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

19. Apostichopus japonicus (sea cucumber)

 

Apostichopus japonicus 1a

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

20. Cyanea (jellyfish)

 

Cyanea
Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

21. Taeniura lymma (bluespotted ribbontail ray)

 

Taeniura lymma

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

22. Cyanea capillata with Navaga

 

Cyanea capillata with Navaga

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

23. Arothron hispidus (White-spotted puffer)

 

Arothron hispidus

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

24. Lysastrosoma anthosticta

 

Lysastrosoma anthosticta 3a

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

25. Octopus

 

Take this

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

26. Cyanea capillata (lion’s mane jellyfish)

 

Cyanea capillata white sea 2

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

27. Risbecia pulchella (sea slug)

 

Risbecia pulchella?

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

28. Aurelia noir

 

Aurelia noir

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

29. Cyanea capillata (lion’s mane jellyfish)

 

Cyanea capillata

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

30. Reef

 

Reef 1

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

 

Thank You and Please Keep up the fantastic work Mr. Semenov!

 

Hi!

 

 

See more from Alexander Semenov below!

 
- Alexander Semenov on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_semenov/
- Alexander Semenov on Behance: http://www.behance.net/mumrik
- Alexander Semenov’s Blog (in Russian): http://shilovpope.livejournal.com/
- Alexander Semenov on 500px: http://500px.com/Mumrik

 

 

 

 

 

 

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