At the bottom of Mariana Trench • 360° Aerial Panorama
This panorama can be opened in several different resolutions. High resolution panorama with the best quality is about 7 Mb large and it is suitable for fast internet connections and modern computers. For slower internet and old weak computers we created the smaller low resolution panorama. Some small details have been sacrificed but the size of low resolution panorama is nomore than 2 Mb.
In March 2012 the deep descent bathyscaf of the Russian production of "Mir-2" as a members of a research group we had been able to dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the world's oceans (about 11km), which could easily "swallow" Mount Everest.
This deep was visited by a man only once, in 1960. Underwater bathyscaf «Trieste» went down about 5 hours to the lowest point of the ocean. Its passengers Jacques Piccard, Swiss scientist, and Don Walsh, Lieutenant U.S. Navy, was lucky to hold on "bottom of the world" in the cold and darkness for about 20 minutes.
Today, on the 1st of April 2012, you have the unique opportunity to be there, where the foot of man has never stepped. Despite the low quality of the image in the darkness you can see the unusual inhabitants of the underwater world.
"Very dark, which is natural. And fascinating!! Thank you!!"
Vera Hager, USA
""Graag MEER van dit moois" from Joop Fierinck, Netherlands, translates ROUGHLY to: "like more of this beauty" PS. What an AMAZING project! Thanks so much for bringing these sights to people everywhere. Jen"
Jen Olson, USA
"- I am not sure if you dived the same time with Cameron, famous movie director (Terminator, Titanic, Avatar), whose dive made a splash in international media. - the 4 rating is not because the picture quality is not great (on the contrary), but "panorama", as the name suggests, gives the best visual effects from high above (as witnessed by your entire collection of "chefs d'oeuvre". Thanks a lot ! Marian"
Marian Dinu, Romania
: Thanks, Marian. We appreciate your opinion. This pano is dedicated to the holiday named in Russia The Fools' Day which is celebrated on the 1 of April (unofficial holiday). It is a kind of 1-st April's joke.
"it's all dark..i see nothing but a fish ,,why .. ????"
FENG YUANYUAN, China
"Graag MEER van dit moois"
Joop Fierinck, Netherlands
: We wish we could understand you. Please write in English.
"Nice pictures, including the April fool shot. However, it's a pity you don't seem to know much about Jacques Picard who was NOT a Swedish, but a SWISS scientist (as well as his whole explorator family)"
Volker Leidner, New Caledonia
: Thank you for your comment and notes. We've made some changes. Good luck!
"it's very fantastic and tanks for team work this site."
saeed sadeghi, Iran
"I guess I'm missing something on this one. Didn't see anything but murky water. of course, the April fools joke.. Good One!"
Ed Nelson, USA
"Oh, We now know that Magalodon still exit, thank you very much you guys! :)"
Graham Chau, Hong Kong
"it redirects me to some russian version of this website"
ja kokot, Pakistan
"MUY HERMOSOS POWERPOINT"
antonio jose LOPEZ, Argentina
"I enjoyed watching this photography of places i have seen before."
Joseph Thomas, USA
: We are glad you enjoyed it.
"...quiero massss..felicitaciones ,me gusta muchisimo gracias ."
LILIANA RIOS, Argentina
"MUY BUENO....ESPECTACULAR. FELICITACIONES TEAM!!!!!!"
jorge acosta, Paraguay
"Very interesting and unexpected! Great idea"