stunning images shot for an underwater film

December 10, 2009 at 8:20 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
clipped from www.dailymail.co.uk

Just going for a little flight: A long-beaked dolphin is caught on camera by a mini helicopter as it leaps from the water in an unspecified location in one of the images from the film

Just going for a little flight: A long-beaked dolphin is caught on camera by a mini helicopter as it leaps from the water in an unspecified location in one of the images from the film

Behind the scenes: A mini helicopter hovers above a whale during the four years of filming

Behind the scenes: A mini helicopter hovers above a whale during the four years of filming

Health and safety?: A diver moves carefully through a sea of jellyfish

Health and safety?: A diver moves carefully through a sea of jellyfish

Sand-eye view: This eerie image of horseshoe crabs scuttling on a beach was part of the 500 hours of unedited footage

Sand-eye view: This eerie image of horseshoe crabs scuttling on a beach was part of the 500 hours of unedited footage

My, what big fins you have: A diver appears dwarfed by a sunfish in footage from the film. It took four years to create

My, what big fins you have: A diver appears dwarfed by a sunfish in footage from the film. It took four years to create

Cuddles: A walrus with its baby in another image from the film

Cuddles: A walrus with its baby in another image from the film

Cannonball!: Sea birds dive bomb the water in search of fish

Cannonball!: Sea birds dive bomb the water in search of fish

Head first: An Adelie penguin diving from an iceberg in the film

Head first: An Adelie penguin diving from an iceberg in the film

Two Weddell seals turn their inquisitive eyes on the camera in footage from the film

Hold that pose: Two Weddell seals turn their inquisitive eyes on the camera in footage from the film

Two Californian sea lions look as though they are dancing through the reefs in the footage

Two Californian sea lions look as though they are dancing through the reefs in the footage

A humpback whale appears out of the astonishingly blue ocean to peer into the camera in another shot from the film, which cost £45m to produce

As the world turns: A ball of horse mackerel in a scene from the film

A dinghy is dwarfed by a crane hoisting a camera over the water to film a whale

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