These Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Mermaids Are Utterly Terrifying

Ariel they are not. In the depths of the ocean lurk a different sort of mermaid, those who share the monstrous qualities of the fearsome fish who light the dark.

Artist Iguanamouth (a.k.a Lauren) has posted a full series of mermaids that combine the female form with deep-sea animals, and the results are wonderfully grotesque. Head over to her Tumblr to see her mermaid versions of the cookie cutter shark, angler fish, and vampire squid.

Deep Sea Mermaids [Iguanamouth via Seanan McGuire]

These Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Mermaids Are Utterly Terrifying