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All in a Day's Work
Photograph by Stephen Low, SLP

Longtime workhorse of the deep sea, the Alvin submersible doubles as diving board for a crew member who has helped secure the sub for loading aboard the research vessel Atlantis. With room enough for only one pilot, a cameraman, and a massive IMAX camera, Alvin recently dived to depths of 12,000 feet (3,700 meters) during an ambitious effort to film hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The film, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, will show deep-sea vents—and the strange life that surrounds them—in far greater detail than has ever been seen before.


Photo Fast Facts

Camera: IMAX camera
Film Type: 70mm

Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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