March 26, 2013
Images by underwater photographer Jim Hellemn will be displayed in an exhibit in the Aquarium’s Great Hall April 23 through May 22, 2013. Hellemn’s 2.6 gigapixel, 125 foot photo of a kelp forest will be used on the glass windows of the Aquarium’s remodeled Pacific Collections gift store, opening in May.
Hellemn’s photography has appeared in National Geographic magazine and in the American Museum of Natural History. He designs his own equipment and has developed techniques to photograph underwater scenes incrementally, often taking hundreds of photographs and months of work to make a single image. His life-sized image of Bloody Bay Wall in the Cayman Islands is the highest-resolution photograph of a coral reef ever captured.
Hellemn will present a lecture at the Aquarium in conjunction with the exhibit opening on April 23 at 7:00 p.m.