A Pod of Dolphins Gets Up Close and Personal With an Underwater Camera

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Currently sweeping the Internet, this stunning video footage is so crisp and clear that skeptical commenters believe it's computer generated. Mark Peters insists it's real -- he shot it with a cheap HD GoPro camera in a DIY plastic "torpedo" case, designed to document his tuna fishing expedition off the coast of Santa Cruz. The strange contraption attracted the attention of a pod of dolphins, who decided to tag along for a bit. Surrounded by the group, the camera reveals an amazing dolphin's-eye-perspective of the world. Beginning at about two minutes into the video, the moment is pure magic.

For more videos by Mark Peters, visit his Vimeo channel.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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