‘Meanwhile In a World Far, Far Away’: Macro Timelapse of Colorful Aquatic Wildlife [VIDEO]

When you think of the color of the ocean, what comes to mind are varying shades of blues and greens. What you don’t think of right away are the countless colors that exist below the water’s vast surface, the vibrant hues of the aquatic wildlife that call the ocean home.

Italian filmmaker and documentarist Sandro Bocci showcases these wonderfully colorful organisms in her short video “…Meanwhile…” It is a unique and intriguing timelapse that uses macrophotography to show us the alien-like beauty of the sealife, up close and personal.

The five-minute video is a sneak peak for Prograve, Bocci’s upcoming film, but the short nevertheless leaves us reflecting on time and space, science and philosophy, and, perhaps most of all, our relationship to the environment. On the video’s Vimeo page, Bocci writes:

‘…Meanwhile…’ shows the world of marine animals like corals and starfish at high magnification and during a long time span through timelapse… This is an infinitesimal part of the wonderful world in which we live and of which we should take better care. [This is a] trip through a different perspective that would encourage reflection on the consequences of our actions on each scale of space and time.

The colors of the ocean never seems so diverse.

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