Russian biologist Alexander Semenov graduated in 2007 from Moscow State University’s zoology department where he studied invertebrate animals. Specifically: squid brains. Now he works as the chief of his diving team at the White Sea Biological Station, camera always in-hand, where he’s captured some of these extraordinary photographs of jellyfish and other wildlife. You can see more images in his photo galleries or you can follow him on Flickr.
If you’re wondering what kind of equipment he uses, check out this page. His photos are absolutely stellar. It makes me want to get a macro lens and so some more photography.
Looks like he uses the following stuff: Canon 5dm2, Canon 400D, Leica X1, Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM, Canon EF 100mm f2.8L USM Macro, Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro, Subal CD5M2 Housing, Sealux CC400 Housing.
I bet my buddy Aaron will be stoked to know that he’ll be able to do this kind of photography too soon, since I recommended the Canon 100m f2.8 Macro lens to him. 🙂