The ocean is Earth’s last great unexplored frontier. This is for good reason: it’s underwater! But if there were a way to probe the icy depths of our seemingly endless seas, who knows what strange and beautiful creatures might be found?
Roman Fedorstov, that’s who! Roman is a Russian deep-sea fisherman who goes out onto the ocean and trawls for months at a time. Whenever Roman returns to land (and internet access), he posts pictures of the unusual creatures he’s encountered during his travels.
Be warned: these things are CRAZY WEIRD.
Hello everyone! I will be at sea for 2,5 months. Without internet(((. See you in late autumn. I hope you will like my new photos!— Роман Федорцов (@rfedortsov) September 4, 2018
Добрый день, друзья! Ухожу в море на 2,5 месяца. Интернета не будет.
Не теряйте меня.
? от Алексея Ермашова. pic.twitter.com/PHpeBvdA7G
Call of Cthulhu/Зов Ктулху pic.twitter.com/Q8VUBAUm4T— Роман Федорцов (@rfedortsov) February 8, 2018
Some of these monsters come complete with a full set of teeth?!
I hope you’re not eating at this moment)— Роман Федорцов (@rfedortsov) December 13, 2017
Надеюсь Вы не кушаете в данный момент) pic.twitter.com/VqBeXAPp1E
Unusual Cod from Norway ?? pic.twitter.com/ihiBc2OX6F— Роман Федорцов (@rfedortsov) September 5, 2018
These fish seem just as unhappy to see you as you are to see them.
Some discoveries are more…suggestive than others.
What do you think about this creature?May be sea cucumber, may be...— Роман Федорцов (@rfedortsov) August 25, 2018
Как Вам такое существо?
Может быть голотурия, может быть... pic.twitter.com/wFwuwCHaCD
Nautical Twitter was jazzed to meet these strange denizens of the ocean!
OMG this fish might be my favorite out of all the fish photos you have taken, he is so ugly I love it— Snotgirl (@Fawn_Liebowitz) December 13, 2017
Awesome! Squids are beautiful animals!— Darth Earl (@EarlLipphardtJr) February 8, 2018
Looks like Groot (from Guardian of the galaxy) 🙂— LaBabi (@Baba1976) February 8, 2018
These animals are SO gross…that we can’t tear our eyes away.
He’s not sad, he’s just confused at what he’s seeing and thinking that he should have believed the other fish and their talk of “aliens” and “UFO’s- unidentified floating objects.”— Jill Bentley (@JillJBentley) September 1, 2018
Looks like a blobfish with a severe sunburn— Michelle (@mln041882) August 16, 2018
This fish will be swimming through your nightmares tonight.
Awesome eyes!— Giovanni Nikolov (@GiNikolov) September 5, 2018
Ah, the life of a fisherman! It may not be for everyone, but these pictures certainly are. Thanks, Roman, for documenting your continued adventures!