What does it look like at the bottom of the Mariana Trench? James Cameron, the director of “Avatar,” recently became just the third person in history to see the deepest place in the ocean. Cameron described the bottom of the ocean as a “desolate lunar landscape,” and now we can see what he meant.
Cameron released the first images of his deep sea adventure today. He plans on releasing a documentary eventually but for now, we’ll have to settle for this brief video.
After returning from 6.8 miles below the ocean’s surface, Cameron describe the bottom of the Mariana Trench, saying:
“It was very lunar, a very desolate place, very isolated. My feeling was one of complete isolation from all of humanity. It was absolutely the most remote, isolated place on the planet. I really feel like in one day I’ve been to another planet and come back.”
Cameron spent about three hours at the bottom of the ocean in his DeepSea Challenger Sub. The director originally planned to stay at the bottom of the ocean for about 6 hours but a leak in the sub forced him to come up to the surface early.
Here are the first images from Cameron’s deep sea dive to the deepest place on earth.