Skurk: Beware the Urban Anglerfish…

“Beware the urban Anglerfish, my son!
      The jaws that bite, the fangs that catch!
Beware the Jubjub squid, and shun
      The frumious Bandersnatch!”

This gargantuan deep-sea fish looks unsettlingly at home out of the water and waiting for prey on an urban stairwell. The hungry deep-sea beastie was created by Norway-based artist Skurk, who incorporated the stairwell’s two light fixtures as the fish’s eye and bioluminescent lure.

Speaking of amazing anglerfish, if you haven’t seen the first footage of a living anglerfish (specifically a mating pair) recently captured by German researchers Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen off the coast of São Jorge Island in the Azores, you’re missing out on a truly astonishing sight:

[via Colossal and Global Street Art]

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