Tokyo, Japan Captured As An Interactive, 360-Degree 'Gigapixel Panorama'

Tokyo Like You've Never Seen It Before

Below is the second largest photograph in the world.

In September 2012, Jeffrey Martin, a photographer from The Guardian, shot from three different locations around the top of the Tokyo Tower, taking over 10,000 photos, and then stitched them together into a single, 150-gigapixel, 360-degree panoramic image, which The Guardian says is the second largest in existence.

The image is fascinating -- you can see about 15.5 miles to the horizon, which adds up to about 193 square miles -- a huge portion of the Tokyo metropolitan area. Zoom in and you can see that there is so much life captured in the image -- a man sleeping on the ground after a night out, a couple of guys playing baseball -- people just being people.

Martin said, "I shoot almost exclusively 360º images. To me, it is the perfect kind of photography, capturing everything that exists from a single point in space. It is inherently geographic, in describing a single point on the earth, and in far greater detail than anyone could experience with the naked eye. I think it is amazing that I can extend the human senses in this way."

For video on how Martin took the photo, head over to the 360 Gigapixels site here.

Extend your senses by checking out the interactive photo below!

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