We don’t know whether to be more impressed by the quality of the superman montipora coral or the time lapse macro-photography video. The video above starts out innocuous enough but once you get to the halfway mark, you’ll get a sneak peak at the unique panning time lapse photography style which is the focus of a forthcoming short film on Montipora by Vimeo user Delrious. The combination of panning and time lapse gives a truly original view of how small polyp corals extend and retract their polyps over time. Timing the coral polyps with the sound of the music earns Delrious a few more gold stars for his work. Hopefully we’ll get word soon on when this instant classic short film will be released.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.