Personal Project. Category: Indigenous Habitat
The Demon Fish, or as the locals refer to them, Death Gazers, due to their glowing reddish eyes that can be seen an night breaking the surface of the water, eerily trailing fisherman's boats for hours. In contrast to their ghostly behavior, they're considered a welcomed companion to the fisherman, often regarded as caretakers of the ocean. It's believed they are attracted to the fishing lanterns, which make it easier for them to hunt small flying creatures, although stories among the fisherman in the nearby villages tell of spirits of past family members coming up from the abyss to watch over them in the often treacherous waters, where it's not uncommon to risk life and limb.