National Geographic : 2017 Oct
How close can you really get to two monster squid fighting? Very close, it turns out. This month National Geographic’s newest experi- ence, “Ocean Odyssey,” opens in Times Square in New York City, bringing visi- tors face-to-face with humpback whales, great white sharks, and a pair of Hum- boldt squid locked in ferocious battle. The experience draws on the latest re- search of marine biologist David Gruber, a National Geographic emerging explorer who specializes in bioluminescence and UNDER THE WAVES IMAGE: RENDERING BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY A GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S NEW AND NEXT FURTHER Go FURTHER into National Geo graphic’s “Encounter: Ocean Odyssey” in New York’s Times Square. Buy tickets at NatGeoEncounter.com. biofluorescence, and other underwater phenomena that humans rarely see. Walking through the interactive encounter is in many ways better than the real thing. An Academy Award-winning team uses ultrahigh- resolution photo animation, video mapping, and audience-responsive walls and floors to provide more sights and sounds than if you were swimming through the Pacific yourself. Starting October 6, you can visit the immersive experience—and leave completely dry.