A closer look at Plankton

Plankton is the building block of all life in our oceans. Most animal stories I explore make reference to it at some point, so I decided to try and film it.

Thing is, plankton’s usually viewed with a microscope, so I had to get into serious macro to capture clear images. With helpful advice from Steve Trewhella, I built the kit I needed and caught some zooplankton.

This sequence will be my bench mark for future improvements. I’m going to keep exploring this tiny alien world. I’ll share more incredible images with you as I have them.

With thanks to Steve Trewhella, my son Freddie, Pete Bridgewood, Scarborough Sub Aqua Club, and Moby Gratis for “Snowball” from the album “Hotel Ambient”.


Images and words by Andy

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