Ratfish Richard Salas If you're confused whether the ratfish looks more like a fish or a shark (yes, sharks are a group of fish), fear not! They are chimeras, which means they have characteristics similar to the cartilaginous shark, and the bony fish.  Photograph was taken in Browning Wall, British Columbia, Canada.

Ratfish Richard Salas If you're confused whether the ratfish looks more like a fish or a shark (yes, sharks are a group of fish), fear not! They are chimeras, which means they have characteristics similar to the cartilaginous shark, and the bony fish. Photograph was taken in Browning Wall, British Columbia, Canada.

Some fish are just so outrageous! The spotted ratfish is no exception :P

Some fish are just so outrageous! The spotted ratfish is no exception :P

Yorko Summer - Keep Diving Keep Breathing at Raja Ampat, Papua · Blue-ringed Octopus

Yorko Summer - Keep Diving Keep Breathing at Raja Ampat, Papua · Blue-ringed Octopus

The Chimaera, Ratfish or Ghost Shark - Strange and Cartilaginous

Chimaeras: Strange Fish with a Cartilaginous Skeleton

The Chimaera, Ratfish or Ghost Shark - Strange and Cartilaginous

"Our World Underwater 2013," an international underwater photo contest known in some parts as the Super Bowl of underwater imaging events, produced thousands of images representing photographers from 15 countries. The entries didn't disappoint, as you will see. DivePhotoGuide and WetPixel, which put on the contest that donated a portion of the proceeds to marine conservation, gave us permission to publish some of the winning photos.

Stunning 'Our World' photo contest winners

"Our World Underwater 2013," an international underwater photo contest known in some parts as the Super Bowl of underwater imaging events, produced thousands of images representing photographers from 15 countries. The entries didn't disappoint, as you will see. DivePhotoGuide and WetPixel, which put on the contest that donated a portion of the proceeds to marine conservation, gave us permission to publish some of the winning photos.

Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei)  main.php (500×333)

Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei) main.php (500×333)

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