Perhaps the Loveliest Animation of a Whale Decomposing You Will Ever See

The world's oceans are among the most vibrant, biologically-diverse ecosystems on the planet, teeming with life from the shallowest tide-pools to the shadowy depths, and this is true even in death. Sure, few people would ever stop to consider just what happens when a whale dies, but the answer is actually quite fascinating -- particularly when told through the stunning use of paper-cutout animation. The short film above is the work of Sharon Shattuck and Flora Lichtman from Sweet Fern Productions which beautifully depicts how the decomposition of a whale isn't a grim process at all, but is rather a lovely, life-giving one. Via i09 More on Nature in Film: Powerful Short Film Urges Reconnection With Nature, Ed Begley Jr. on Inspiring Nature Films, Carbon Offsets, and More, The Stunning Beauty of Pollination Caught on Film

Perhaps the Loveliest Animation of a Whale Decomposing You Will Ever See
The world's oceans are among the most vibrant, biologically-diverse ecosystems on the planet, teeming with life from the shallowest tide-pools to the shadowy depths, and this is true even in death. Sure, few people would ever stop to consider just what

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