Into the Deep - creatures from our oceans

By Andy Young, news editor Steve Bloom / Rex Features
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Giant frogfish

Giant frogfish surrounded by cardinal fish, Kapalai Island, Sabah, Borneo

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Common fangtooth

This common fangtooth was found in an ocean net trawl at 2600 metres. Although the fangtooth looks ferocious they only grow to around 15cm and are not dangerous to humans.

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Blue-spotted stingray

This is the eye detail on blue-spotted stingray found in the Red Sea in Egypt. These stingrays feed on prawns, crabs and molluscs and have two plates in their mouths to crush the shells of their prey.

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This cleverly disguised stargazer was photographed in Lembeh, Indonesia. This camouflage may not be as pretty as the pygmy seahorses (see next picture) but there is no doubt it is highly effective as the stargazer is almost indistinguishable from the sandy sea bottom.

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Pygmy seahorses

These tiny pygmy seahorses are seen hiding themselves on a seafan. These tiny creatures grow to around one inch and are generally found in the western central Pacific.

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Moon jellyfish

This is a digitally stitched image of huge aggregation or swarm of Moon jellyfish in Loch Na Keal off the Isle of Mull, north-west Scotland.

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Hairy frogfish

This hairy frogfish was also pictured in Lembeh, Indonesia. The Into the Deep exhibition features 60 giant images taken by 10 renowned photographers; the images feature scenes from the ocean's surface right down to the bottom of the seabed.

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This dugong was photographed in Egypt. The dugong herbivorous marine mammal that has no dorsal fin or hind limbs; the fore limbs on the dugout are like paddles and that's how the creature moves.

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Black jawfish

This is a black jawfish that has eggs in its mouth and is another creature that was photographed in Lembeh. The jawfish are found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, usually in shallow reefs. The eggs will hatch in the jawfish's mouth were the new-born will be protected from predators.

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Cocos batfish

This funny looking fish is the Cocos batfish, found at the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica. Perhaps not surprisingly this creature is also known as the rosy-lipped batfish and despite being a fish they are known for not being particularly good swimmers.

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Beluga whales

These beluga whales are seen swimming under the ice close to the Arctic Circle dive centre at the White Sea in northern Russia. Belugas are found in the Arctic and sub-Arctic waters and they are distinctive thanks to their all-white colour and their bulbous head.

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The lionfish's camouflage is to make itself looks like one of the flowers found in the Red Sea at Egypt, which is where this photograph was taken. The some of the fins on the fish are venomous, which is another important defence mechanism. Although the venom in the fins can be painful, it is not fatal to humans.