Mysteries of the Unseen World is a journey into the unseen world which we inhabit. Too fast, too slow, too small and invisible – there is so much in our world which we simply do not, or cannot see. Thanks to incredible technology such as time-lapse photography, electron microscopes, ultra violet light and high-speed photography, we are able to see, study and discover things which were once hidden in plain sight.
In this fascinating 40 minute documentary from National Geographic and an award-winning film crew, we are shown amazing footage and imagery such as the surprising beauty of popcorn popping, the incredible dragonfly and it’s four wings which can all move in different directions at the same time, the astounding beauty of our planet through time-lapse photography, and the incredible, but slightly horrifying look at various animal body parts (such as a fruit fly’s eye and the skin of a shark) magnified by up to a million times.
This is a fantastic film to catch at the IMAX as the stunning images are enhanced by the screen’s immense size. I was entertained, educated and more than a little grossed out by some of the amazing images – once you’ve seen a caterpillar’s mouth up that close, it’s hard to erase that image from your mind. Let’s just say that we should be very glad that they’re not any bigger….*shudder*.
Unseen World 3D is screening at IMAX Darling Harbour from Thursday 27 February. For more information and tickets, please visit the IMAX website.