For Discovery Channel 3D

Storyhouse Productions tapped Adam to capture underwater images for Discovery’s first 3D commission. Giant jellyfish have invaded the coast of South Korea in recent years, posing a serious threat to fishermen and their harvest. Dr Monty Graham, jellyfish researcher from the US, wants to know why — and capturing a specimen could provide clues to their reproductive success. Murky, nutrient-rich water and strong currents made filming in 3D particularly challenging.

But catching one — and avoiding the powerful stinging tentacles — is no easy task. Adam used a new HD-3D camera in a prototype housing, filming inside fishing nets where the massive jellyfish are inadvertently caught. He pushed the limits of the camera technology to document Monty Graham’s collection dives.

Rise of the Jellyfish from SeaLight Pictures on Vimeo.