This Great Barrier Reef Timelapse is Gorgeously Creepy

Rebecca OConnell

If you're looking to be enthralled and creeped out at the same time, look no further than this timelapse of the Great Barrier Reef by Antonio Rodríguez Canto. The filmmaker took over 25,000 photos over the course of a year, which are stitched together to create this four-minute video. With music from Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic, you can enjoy a number of different types of coral as they shift and change.

The footage is really stunning, if perhaps a little disturbing; While the montage offers incredible and vibrant colors, the pulsing of the coral can be a bit unsettling. Some of the coral shown includes Acanthophyllia, Trachyphyllia, Heteropsammia, Physogyra, Fungia, Zoanthus, Duncanopsammia, Goniopora, Plerogyra and Scolimia, all in their creepy glory. Still, the dazzling patterns and bursting colors will make you forget about the coral's strange throbbing, at least for a moment.

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Primary image courtesy of Vimeo.

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