A Macro Timelapse of Spectacularly Colored Coral

 

Barcelona-based production company myLapse set to capture the minimal movements by documenting one of the oldest animals on Earth, the brightly colored coral. Recording actions that are rarely seen by the human eye, the documented short film took nearly 25,000 individual images of the marine invertebrates to compose, and photography of species, such as the Acanthophyllia, Trachyphyllia, Heteropsammia cochlea, Physogyra, took over a year.

The production team hopes the film attracts attention to the Great Barrier Reef, encouraging watchers to take a deeper interest in one of the natural wonders of the world that is being rapidly bleached due to climate change. You can see more up-close images of the coral species featured in this film on Flickr. (via Sploid)

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