That’s right, a Japanese film crew has managed to film a giant squid in its natural habitat for the very first time, at a depth of 1/3-mile beneath the waves. The footage was captured by a 3-man submersible team that descended to a depth of 2,066 feet (630 metres) in the northern Pacific Ocean. Continue reading for a video and more information.

The 3-man crew spent approximately 400-hours in the submersible and carried out 100 missions in a project to film the giant squid, the world’s largest invertebrate. The squid itself measured 10-feet long and vanished into the dark abyss once the crew dropped down to it down to 2972-feet beneath the surface.