I am Alexander Semenov, polar underwater photographer, scientist and adventurer. AMA!
My name is Alex, I'm a marine biologist, a diver and a photographer. For the past few years, I've been the Head of the Divers' Team at the White Sea Biological Station in Russia's Far North. I dive in icy waters, love exploring the weird creatures that live there and show them to the world for everyone's enjoyment. My work has been featured (among many other places) in Time Magazine and Wired. You can read more about me here. To be honest, I wish I didn't have to leave the water at all, I love it there! You can have a look at my photos on Flickr
My latest project is called Aquatilis Expedition. An amazing team of superheroes has joined me for it. Together, we'll explore the world's oceans for three years, discovering the weirdest creatures that live in the deep and sharing our discoveries with the world.
I'll be happy to answer any questions about my past, present or future projects. Or anything else really!
Here's my proof pic.
EDIT [18:30 EST]: Thanks for the great response everyone, please keep your questions coming! It's 02:30 AM in Moscow at the moment, so let's pick this up tomorrow! Have a look at Aquatilis Expedition's crowdfunding page if you haven't yet.