Photographer David Breashears of GlacierWorks was on All Things Considered Monday to talk about a new way of photographing the Himalayan region: By stitching together 400-plus images into one giant, zoomable, interactive image — or a “gigapan” containing more than a billion pixels.

He and his team just sent us something even cooler that they’re currently working on: a Mount Everest you can explore, containing an estimated 3.8 billion pixels!

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Photo Credit: David Breashears of GlacierWorks 


Gigapans: Inside the Olympics

(Photos: David Bergman)

Photographer David Bergman created these Gigapans during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK.  He made the composite photo by shooting 200-425 individual photos in a grid pattern throughout each event. The final high-resolution images are between 1.4 and three billion pixels. 

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“Note To Self”, by PaulWilsonImagesNZ

I was at this spot the previous night shooting, Lake Coleridge, NZ- a 2 hour drive from Christchurch. I had to go back the next night as it was so beautiful. This time I remembered my waders! No cold wet legs for me! I probably wouldn’t have taken this selfie without them on, I had to stand still in the water for 10 minutes while the gigapan and camera shot the frames. I have hundreds of images to process from 4 days and nights shooting, I got about 10 hours sleep total. Gear: Canon 6D, Gigapan Epic Pro, Samyang 24mm Settings: 20s, ISO10k, f3.5 Process: Developed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom​, stitched with Kolor Autopano Giga​, processed in Adobe Photoshop​. Warm Sundowner Jacket from Macpac​.

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The Human Genome

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