Hypnotic time-lapse of vibrant, pulsating corals


They might not be the most mobile of creatures but – with a macro lens and some time – the small movements of luminous corals make for a beautiful sight.



Coral reefs are an important part of the marine environment. They cover only a small part of the ocean floor, but they are the most diverse marine ecosystem there is, and they brim with life.

This time-lapse video shows a variety of coral types, displaying their natural minuscule movements and rich colours and patterns.

In September, researchers in Australia and Australia showed that a species of reef fish can see colours that humans can’t, or see them in very different ways. So these corals might be even more vibrant to the marine world than we can imagine.

For more time-lapse videos, check out myLapse.

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Evelyn Fetterplace completed a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science at the University of Wollongong, with Honours researching shark attack mitigation technologies.
  1. http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/9/160399
  2. http://www.mylapse.com/#Experimental
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