The Big Picture: Filming 360-degree video of the Aquarius underwater Reef Base

When Fabien Cousteau embarked on a month-long underwater mission at the Aquarius science lab, Time wanted readers to enjoy as much of the journey from the comfort of their PC as possible. The solution? An interactive 360-degree video. Easy to say, less so to achieve. It took three shoots with strong currents working against them, and a special 360-degree underwater rig to get the footage they needed. But as you'll see, the result is totally worth the effort.

[Image: Edward Linsmier / TIME]