This video has recently been making the blog rounds, and is purportedly underwater footage, shot with a GoPro in a custom rig, of a school of dolphins trailing a boat. And people seem to love it:
Um...am I the only one who thinks it's fake? Something about the lighting, the motion of the dolphins, and their edges creates an impression of unreality. The lighting appears a bit too even, and when one dolphin passes over another, there is no shadow.
I know Core77's readership has a lot more direct rendering experience than I, and am curious to hear your impressions. I'm also curious if the odd lighting and edges are just a function of how GoPro cameras capture images underwater.
My apologies to the original shooter if I'm leveling a false accusation. I should point out that I really, really hope it is real.