This walking anglerfish was photographed on a deep-sea expedition in the waters off Indonesia. Scientists predict they'll find at least 50 new species in the thousands of photos and many hours of video taken by a robotic vehicle.
I would have said that fish was both ugly and unnatural, but just to show you how much I know, apparently finding out that fish can walk is not one of the big discoveries of that expedition. Take a look at this:
Turns out there's a whole family of fish that everyone but me already knew about, called "handfish," that maybe ought to be called "feetfish," that do the same walking-along-the-sea-bottom-instead-of-swimming thing. That pink guy is one of nine new species of handfish that were reported to be discovered earlier this year.
Read more about the Indonesia expedition here.
Anglerfish photo via the Daily Mail.
-Wombat (No Relation)