A new algorithm is allowing clear photographs of undersea plants and animals in a way that has never been done before. The results are spectacular.
A new algorithm called Sea-thru, developed by engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak, removes the visual distortion caused by water from an image. This allows the viewer to see the actual colors of an object or a creature rather than the washed-out version we normally see when we take an underwater photograph.
It is hoped that Sea-thru can help scientists research the effects of climate change on our environment, or provide them with more accurate data in their everyday studies. This would also be a great addition to the toolkit of the underwater photographer. We cannot wait to see what snaps are created when this algorithm is more widely available.