This freaky sea creature has earned the approval of Reddit users after footage of it gracefully “flying” through the ocean was shared by nature-lovers.

The sea angel, a type of sea slug, is seen flapping its “wings” – actually its feet – in a video so mesmerisingly-beautiful some have questioned if the animal is real or actually CGI.

Its translucent body means the digestive system and sex organs are fully on show, but the colourful critter is still far from disgusting to most people.

The video of the sea angel's majestic dance was recorded by Aquatilis Expedition in the White Sea, Russia, during the spring of 2018, and uploaded onto their Youtube channel.

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Since it was shared on Reddit yesterday, the video has been upvoted more than 5,000 times.

Commenting on the clip, one person wrote: “The beginning looks like some really awful cheesy CGI knockoff kids show angel swooping down to teach them the alphabet or something.”

“Ok… You're saying that isn't CGI,” said another. "Nature is f***king awesome indeed."

A stunned person said: “Wow! I have never seen nor heard of these. It is otherworldly and beautiful. This is amazing.”

Noting the weird creature’s ethereal shine, a third viewer added: “They're also called sea butterflies.

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“I haven't seen any that glow this brightly so I think there are some alterations to the brightness or saturation but it could just be prime conditions to see the glow.”

This comes after a "sea creature" likened to a human brain was found washed up on a beach by a horrified crowd.

Meanwhile, a fisherman recorded his horrifying catch of a "three-legged fish" in a video that has baffled the internet.

Another alien-like creature was discovered in Alaska, prompting people to say just looking at the beast made them feel "sick and uncomfortable".

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