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Colored ink captured with a macro lens mesmerizes

A video of objects swirling in ink underwater creates a surreal sci-fi atmosphere when viewed through a macro lens.

When looking through a magnified, or macro, video camera lens, a tank of water with ink added can be transformed into a magical world.

YouTube channel Macro Room records some rather stunning imagery in a video posted Saturday of colored ink moving in slow motion underwater against various objects such as a tiny solar system mobile of planets, a miniature cityscape and flowers.

"We dived into the hypnotizing beauty of colored ink in water and the interaction of this substance with different elements," Macro Room wrote on its YouTube page.

The footage is captured using a Canon 70D and Canon MPE-65 camera and a Canon 100mm macro lens. The effect is a glorious display of colorful clouds that almost look like the kind of sky seen in a sci-fi movie.

Previous YouTube videos from Macro Room include magnified imagery of rubber ducks melting, pills dissolving and ice cream liquefying, just to name a few.