A day in the life of the Great Barrier Reef

By AG STAFF 9 January 2018
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Get a glimpse into what life looks like on the Great Barrier Reef.

TO MAKE their unprecedented film of A Day in the Life of the GBR using time-lapse video photography, Darren Jew and assistant Jasmine Carey positioned two cameras aimed at North Lighthouse Bommie at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Once in place each camera shot one frame every two seconds from 6.45am to 5.08pm (roughly sunrise to sunset). The film was shot during five consecutive sessions, each about two hours long and requiring 90GB of data. The finished film contains a total of 18,523 individual frames.

You can read more about a day in the life of the Great Barrier Reef in Issue 142 of Australian Geographic.