Starfish have Traffic too
It seems humans aren’t the only ones to be plagued by a hectic commute every day.
A stunning new time-lapse video has shed some light on the dark seabed – showing a chaotic scene, reminiscent of our rush hour, as starfish bump into each other while they appear to dart across the seabed.
The starfish are known as one of the most common creatures found on the seabed but are hardly ever spotted moving
But in this funny clip, underwater photographer Karin Brussaard, 40, has pieced together two and a half hours’ worth of pictures to show what really lurks below
In one movement from the clip – which has been sped up to last just over one minute – a single starfish sparks dozens more into life by crashing into them.
Karin, from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, captured the funny footage while on a trip to the Philippines in late November.
She said: ‘I usually take photos of colourful fish or sharks but I wanted to try and do something a little bit different.
‘I was a bit bored and wanted to do something different underwater so I decided to try a time-lapse video.
‘I didn’t know what to focus on though as everything is moving really fast and if it goes out of the frame there is no time lapse.
‘Starfish have never really been of interest to me but I did always wonder if they moved so I thought to trial the video with them.
‘The first time I tried it the pictures didn’t come out as the heat from the camera clouded the lens so I went back the next day and put something in to absorb the dampness.
‘I found an area with a lot of starfish, set the camera up then went back to the boat. I took around 1500 pictures and put them together into the time-lapse.
‘The video is so funny as I didn’t know they moved this much – it’s fascinating to watch them bumping into each other like that.’
via Mail Online