For a recent feature commissioned by British foodie magazine The Gourmand, photographer Catherine Losing created the mesmerizing series The Serpent That Ate Its Own Tail. Losing’s bizarre shots depict edible suicide missions, from a row of pierced eyeballs overseeing the deep-frying demise of dismembered chicken parts to an octopus grasping at an electric crocodile knife, powered by a heap of its own guts.

It’s grotesque, beautifully composed, and a useful lesson in electrical conductivity. Just not quiet appetizing.

More photo projects by Losing on her website.