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Slow Life: Coral Reef In Action

Mesmerizing Time Lapse Photography

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At A Different Speed...

Daniel Stoupin is a Ph.D. student researching marine biology at the University of Queensland in Australia. He spent nine months working with 150,000 photos to make this video, just over three minutes long.

You may think you're watching a surreal psychedelic science fiction masterpiece. Go full screen on this mesmerizing trip to the bottom of the sea!

Titled "Slow Life," this video focuses on a series of corals, sponges and other marine creatures. Their daily functions are photographed over a period of several hours, then sped up into a time-lapse sequence.

"Their speeds happen to be out of sync with our narrow perception," Stoupin explains in an essay accompanying the video. "Our brains are wired to comprehend and follow fast and dynamic events better, especially those very few that happen at speeds comparable to ours. In a world of blazingly fast predators and escaping prey events where it takes minutes, hours, or days to notice any changes are harder to grasp."

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by Daniel Stoupin