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Homer Simpson And This Stargazer Fish: Are They Related?

03/27/2012 03:08 pm ET

Old King Neptune must be a big fan of "The Simpsons" because he keeps creating sea creatures that resemble show characters.

First, there was the three-eyed Argentinean fish that, like "Blinky," popped up near a nuclear power plant, and now a British photographer has snapped a picture of an elusive stargazer fish that looks amazingly like Homer Simpson.

Mark Webster took the photo of the Homer fish while on an expedition in Indonesia and immediately saw the resemblance to the animation icon right down to the bulging eyes and that slightly vacant look with its mouth open, according to The FW.

There isn't quite a perfect match. The stargazer tends to hide from potential victims in the volcanic soil found in the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, whereas Simpson prefers hiding from Montgomery Burns behind his console at the Springfield Power Plant.

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Webster, 56, who has been a professional photographer for more than 20 years, came to the Lembeh Strait specifically looking for weird marine wildlife when he saw the strange-looking stargazer fish looking up at him.

"I had seen stargazers before at other locations in Indonesia but the desire to find one here was that the color of the fish would contrast well with the dark volcanic sand," Webster told Metro.co.uk. "I knew this would make the strange features stand out more. I'd asked my guide to help me find a stargazer and eventually we succeeded."

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