West Papua has some of the most diverse marine life in the ocean. IMAX and MacGillivray Freeman takes you on an epic adventure with young Jawi, who is learning how to protect the islands and species of West Papua, Indonesia, in "Journey to the South Pacific." Here are some of the colorful sea animals featured in the film.View Gallery »
Boxer crabs attach stinging anemones to their pincers to fight off gobies and other predators. They often wave them like pom-poms to scare off larger foes. -- The boxer crab can squeeze into small crevices and is very unlikely to venture into the open for long.-- Potential predators are likely to be small rock dwellers such as gobies and other small fish -- The pincers of the boxer crab are so small and well adapted to their role in holding anemones that they are of little use in defense. However, together with the extra punch given by the stings of the anemones the boxer crab's pincers are useful in fighting off predators. -- As a result of using its pincers to hold anemones, the boxer crab has adapted to use its second pair of legs and they are very effective at ripping off small pieces of food from larger chunks and moving them delicately towards their mouth.
"Journey to the South Pacific" NOW PLAYING exclusively in IMAX theatres.
Journey to the South Pacific opens November 27, 2013 exclusively in IMAX theatres.
Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.View Gallery »
The Australian sea lion is also among the most endangered of marine mammals. Only 12,000 or so of the animals remain. Although they have been protected by the Australian government for many years, after decades of hunting, the species has been slow to recover. New Zealand fur seals have moved into South Australian waters and seem to be slowly taking the Australian sea lions’ place.View Gallery »
Stunning images of America’s Arctic from Florian Schulz’s new book, To The Arctic.
For more information on Arctic wildlife, see the new IMAX® film "To The Arctic 3D" opening in select IMAX Theatres starting April 20, 2012. "To The Arctic 3D" is a MacGillivray Freeman Film from Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation.View Gallery »
We’re sitting in a cove off Chatham Strait, a tributary of Alaska’s inside passage, surrounded by steep hills covered in dark green conifers. The water is oily-calm, the gray sky hangs like the thick lid of a monumental ice chest high above. Brad, Rob, DJ, and the whole crew are intently scanning the water for a sign. Fred has his hydrophone over the side and we’re all listening to a humpback vocalizer signal to his pack of hunters.View Gallery »
Meet Simon, a local Inuit, who appears in the IMAX film, TO THE ARCTIC. MacGillivray Freeman crews got wonderful footage by mounting IMAX cameras to the back of Inuit sleds. The sleds are pulled by Qimmiq, Inuit dogs that have arctic adaptations traceable to 4,000 years ago.
For more information Arctic wildlife, see the new IMAX® film "To The Arctic 3D" now playing in select IMAX Theatres.. "To The Arctic 3D" is a MacGillivray Freeman Film from Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation. Presented by One World One Ocean Foundation.View Gallery »
The Walrus lives in the northern hemisphere in or near the Arctic -- They are largest species is the Pacific walrus, which can reach 4,400 pounds! -- They migrate with ice floes but always live near the shore. -- They eat mollusks and other invertebrates by using their whiskers to feel around in the sediment at the seafloor around 95 feet deep. -- The tusks of a walrus can reach up to 3 feet in length. -- The tusks are useful for making and maintaining breathing holes in the ice, and for climbing out of the water onto the ice. -- Walruses congregate in large groups called “haul-outs.”
For more information about polar bears and Arctic wildlife, see the new IMAX® film "To The Arctic 3D" opening in select IMAX Theatres starting April 20, 2012. "To The Arctic 3D" is a MacGillivray Freeman Film from Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation.View Gallery »