A fisherman has astounded the internet with a shocking photograph of his recent discovery – a fish with what appears to be its own organs protruding from its mouth.
Roman Fedortsov, a deep-sea fisherman based in Murmansk, Russia, has dedicated his life to uncovering unknown creatures of the deep. With a following of 652,000 on Instagram (@rfedortsov_official_account), he regularly shares snapshots of terrifying-looking creatures he encounters during his months at sea.
His latest catch has left fans horrified due to its peculiar appearance – the deep-sea creature seems to have its internal organs hanging out of its mouth.
In a video shared on Instagram, which received over 3,200 likes, the fish can be seen with what appears to be its organs dangling from its mouth, likely a result of the change in pressure after being brought up from the depths.
Reactions from users were a mix of shock and amusement. One commented, “Well, why did I come across this video during breakfast?” Another quipped, “‘I’m sick of your pasta!'” Some wondered if the fish had two tongues or if it was another species altogether.
Many expressed astonishment and acknowledged the vast unknowns of the animal world. A few lighthearted remarks indicated loss of appetite and a need to diet after seeing the image.
Roman Fedortsov has gained attention in the past for his unusual catches, such as a goblin shark, an exceptionally rare deep-sea species. Known as a “living fossil,” goblin sharks belong to the Mitsukurinidae family, a lineage dating back 125 million years. The prehistoric creature features a distinct elongated snout and sharp, fang-like teeth.
Sharing a picture of the rare find on Instagram, Roman received over 5,600 likes, with users comparing it to a creature from the Alien movie franchise.
Roman Fedortsov’s captivating discoveries continue to provide insights into the mysterious world beneath the sea’s surface.