Images from Journey to the South Pacific

November 22, 2013 – 3:03 pm

Check out these images from upcoming IMAX film, Journey to the South Pacific.

The film will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua.

The film opens in IMAX 3D theaters November 27, 2013.



In a scene from the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific, young islander Jawi Mayor swims with a whale shark, the world’s largest shark and also its most docile. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films


View of the islands of West Papua from the top of Mount Pindito, as seen in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.


The efforts of West Papua’s local islanders to protect their ocean backyards have resulted in reviving populations of many marine animals like the hawksbill turtle, as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Michele Hall.

View the rest of the images after the jump.



Manta rays flourish in West Papua as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.


The waters of West Papua and the Coral Triangle are considered the most diverse marine ecosystem in the world, with more 2,000 species including clown fish, as seen in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer Michele Hall.


West Papua is a province of Indonesia and is part of the Coral Triangle, considered the global epicenter of marine diversity, and the setting for the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.


The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features Jawi Mayor (center), a 13-year-old island boy who gets a closer look at his backyard reefs during an inter-island adventure aboard the Kalabia. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.


The Kalabia, a former illegal fishing vessel, now operates as a floating classroom that travels from village to village in West Papua teaching children about the importance of protecting their reefs, as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.


The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific follows Jawi’s journey to different islands while aboard the Kalabia, a floating classroom that teaches children about the importance of protecting their local reefs. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.


The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features a wealth of marine life, including manta rays, which can have wingspans of up to 26 feet in length. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Michele Hall.


Director of underwater photography Howard Hall films manta rays in West Papua for the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.


Underwater director of photographer Howard Hall in West Papua with the IMAX camera and underwater housing, which together weigh 250 pounds. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.


The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features the reefs of West Papua, which are more diverse than any other marine ecosystem on Earth. Cleaning stations are places where large animals like manta rays come to have their parasites picked off by smaller reef fish. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.


Director Greg MacGillivray (behind camera) and the MacGillivray Freeman film crew spent two months in West Papua filming the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.


Director Greg MacGillivray filming the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific in West Papua. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.


Director of underwater photography Howard Hall filming the reefs of West Papua with the IMAX® camera, which holds only three minutes of film before it requires reloading. © 2013 IMAX Corporation and MacGillivray Freeman Films / Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.

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