A North Korean soldier wearing tight blue clothing has generated a buzz on social media, with some likening the outfit to that of a "superhero".
The serviceman was among about 30 personnel who posed for a photo with leader Kim Jong Un during an exhibition of weapons systems this week.
It comes as Mr Kim accused the United States of creating tensions, while vowing to build an "invincible" North Korean military.
Some Twitter users in South Korea and elsewhere joked about his appearance, saying he looks like a "human cannonball".
Others called him a "superhero", a "captain DPRK" – the official acronym for North Korea, and a "super soldier".
There have been suggestions the serviceman photographed is a parachutist, with other photos showing Kim Jong Un watching a group of jets flying in a formation during an air show ahead of the exhibition.
The official Korean Central News Agency said a "top-notch parachutist showed landing skills, fluttering red party flag in the sky" before the exhibition's opening ceremony.
Photos of an earlier air show in North Korea showed parachutists wearing similar tight blue outfits.