Slow Life, A Macro Timelapse That Reveals the Surprising Mobility of Corals and Sponges

The fascinating video “Slow Life” uses timelapse macro photography to reveal the surprising mobility of corals and sponges. The video’s creator, marine biology researcher and photographer Daniel Stoupin, composited multiple photos for each frame to enhance the depth of field, in an arduous process known as focus stacking. According to Stoupin he shot 150,000 photos during the process of creating the video. He provides some scientific background on the corals and sponges pictured in the video on his blog.