The Great Barrier Reef's Hidden Secrets Uncovered

Lauren Burgoon
Stunning photography of the Great Barrier Reef's smallest inhabitants will have you packing your snorkeling gear.

You know the Great Barrier Reef is teeming with life -- but you've never seen it like this.



Daniel Stoupin captures the pulsating, exploding, colorful life of sponges and corals in a time-lapse video that looks like something from another world. Watch as a group of coral cells suddenly erupts into tentacles and a quivering sponge sprouts in unbelievably vivid hues.  

Stoupon used 150,000 images, combining them with macrophotography, to show the tiny organisms that make up the Great Barrier Reef. You'll have no idea you were swimming among such strange, beautiful creatures.