Hypnotic Ocean Aquarium filmed with Canon 5D mk ii

by planetmitch5 Comments

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is changing many things for many people and sometimes these things just reach out and grab you. Jon Rawlinson grabbed me (and many others) with this snippet he filmed at the Kuroshio Sea – the 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world. It is very fun to watch these beautiful sea creatures and it leaves me wanting more. Nature videos in full HD just seem to attract many people and this one isn't any different.

Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world – shot on 5dmk2 from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

(Give this some time to load before watching…otherwise you won't have smooth playback)
This is just one shot. It was shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan.
The main tank called the ‘Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.
The music is “Please don't go” by Barcelona. Buy this song on the iTunes store: bit.ly/1zAVu
This was shot using a Canon 5DMKII with a 28-135mm lens.
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I've downloaded the video (members on vimeo can do that for free) and I've watched it several times and it just hypnotizes me. I contacted Jon hoping to find out that he had a bunch more like this, but unfortunately, he didn't shoot that much. I am wishing that there were some great long clips like this (I'd love to see the aquarium without the people too – just the amazing creatures of the sea would be fabulous!) that could be made into screensavers etc.

Anyone out there with access to Aquariums like this with such beautiful vistas that we could work together on making something? If so, please contact me!


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  2. The 5D is great and shoots beautifully, but this aquarium is inhumane! Whalesharks travel hundreds of kilometres and even if it is the biggest aquarium in the world, it’s still not big enough for these amazing animals.

    Please don’t glorify this place any more.


  3. Hi, Mitch. I did a piece similar to this at the Georgia Acquarium in Atlanta with a Canon 5D Mark II. Of course, I got nowhere near the views Ron did (ok, virutally non-existent views more accurately describe my results). I would love to do another session though. With so many people visiting it’s hard to get good footage without flashes going off every few seconds! The place is mesmerizing. The musician who granted me permission to use his music said he and his wife watched the videos I did over and over completely mesmerized.

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