National Geographic : 1934 Dec
FLASHES FROM OCEAN DEEPS q) National Geographic Society Painting by Else Bostelmann. Sixteen Times Natural Size A FISH-EYE VIEW OF A MICROSCOPIC TRAGEDY This drawing is a greatly enlarged close-up of the head of the Saber-toothed Viperfish (Chauliodus sloanei; see Plate X). This creature is pictured near the bottom of the opposite plate in the act of attacking the tiny young of the Ocean Sunfish. The latter are mostly eyes and sharp spines, showing no promise of the fleshy bulk that they attain in their adult stage, but the fangs and appetite of the ogre of the depths make light of their protective armor.