Secret Worlds Magnified

Marine animals show their secret life under high magnification.
By Adam Martin

"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Organisms such as corals and sponges are a vital component of reefs, yet little is known about their behavior.  While they often seem like fixed objects, they are actually very mobile when viewed up close and to scale.

BioQuest Studios specializes in ultra-high definition underwater cinematography, fine art photography, focus stacking, supermacro, precision motorisation, low light, microscopy, and stereography.  They have created a video showing vivid detail of macro life on the reef by creating time lapses.  Each video segment is said to have durations ranging from 20 minutes to 6+ hours.  The video is best viewed on a large screen and at high resolution.  The colors have not been enhanced other than basic white balance correction along with special lighting techniques.  The video can be viewed below:



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