In another example of the awesome creative power and quality of the HD video captured by Canon's 5D Mk II SLR cameras, here's a really simple and beautiful four and a half minute long video shot by Vancouver-based photographer, Jon Rawlinson.
Shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, the video features the main tank of the marine park – "Kuroshio Sea", which holds a staggering 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters.
The tank contains a large selection of fish, manta rays and three massive whale sharks which can be seen gliding by the viewing area throughout the video. To get a sense of size and perspective, keep an eye out for the scuba diver who appears on the tank floor towards the bottom left of the screen.
In a time filled with man-made disasters which are threatening the lives and environments of our ocean species, it's good to take a moment and reflect on the beauty and wonder that can be found below the surfaces of the world's oceans.
So with that, please enjoy the following video which is presented under the track "Please Don't Go" by the band Barcelona.
For those of you sitting there in awe and thinking to yourselves, "That would make an AWESOME desktop wallpaper!", Jon has you covered.
Links & Credits
- Images & Video // jonrawlinson.com
- Canon 5D Mk II // dpreview.com
- Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium // churaumi.okinawa
- Barcelona // last.fm