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SLOW LIFE

Time lapse cinematography reveals a whole different world full of hypnotic motion and my idea was to make coral reef life more spectacular and thus closer to our awareness. I had a bigger picture in my mind for my clip. But after many months of processing hundreds of thousands of photos and trying to capture various elements of coral and sponge behavior I realized that I have to take it one step at a time. For now, the clip just focuses on beauty of microscopic reef “landscapes.” The close-up patterns and colors of this type of fauna hardly resemble anything from the terrestrial environments. Corals become even less familiar if you consider their daily “activities.” – Daniel Stoupin

Absolutely breathtaking. Created by Daniel Stoupin using some 150,000 macro photographs of corals reefs and underwater marine life which he edited into this clip.

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Image Source: Screen caps from video

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