A RUSSIAN fisherman has shared disturbing images of some of the creepiest creatures from the Norwegian and Barents seas and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Roman Fedortsov, from Murmansk, works on a trawler ship and regularly encounters the alien-like animals.
For years the Russian fisherman has been sharing snaps of his bizarre catches on social media – repulsing some with his freakish finds, while others are keen to know more about the interesting sea creatures.
The vessels Fedortsov works on are tasked with catching commercial fish such as cod, haddock and mackerel.
But the bizarre marine creatures pictured here make an appearance too.
For example, the fishermen have netted bright orange blobs with slug-like lumps, or fish with scary teeth and bulging eyes – some of which are as big as a human.
Fedortsov studied at Marine University in Murmansk and is an expert on processing and preparing fish.
In an effort to educate landlubbers about his deep sea finds, Fedortsov regularly shares images and information about the aquatic curiosities, mainly found in the Norwegian and Barents seas, to thousands of followers via Twitter and Instagram (rfedortsov_official_account).
One viewer said his catches “are the things from my nightmares”, while another described the fish as “looking like demons from hell”.
However one impressed person said “there is some weird looking s***… but fascinating at the same time”.
US-based TomoNews said that most of the fish isn’t intentionally harvested, but becomes trapped in the trawling nets – known as “by-catch”.