Size: 15.9 gigapixels (297,500 x 87,500 pixels)
Camera (photos and videos here, "Making of..." video here) : A GigaPan robotic camera mount, Canon 7D camera, and Canon 400mm lens for the panorama, which consists of 1,920 individual photographs. Taken with a low ISO, but a fast shutter speed of 1/640. "Visitors [to the website] will be able to zoom in and out and move up or down, change their view – similar to Google Street View maps - but with tons more resolution."
Photographer: Jeff Cremer, photo tour director of Rainforest Expeditions (1st image), who pinpoints his favorite detail as the person standing on top of a mountain in the background. “Before I explored the image I never even knew that it was possible to climb up there.” He was assisted by Destin of Smarter Every Day and sound engineer Gordon McGladdery (2nd image), plus additional help. "My friend Eric Hanson from Xrez Studios did the stitching for me. Paul Heckbert uploaded the picture for me and Susan Thesing was a great help by coordinating everything with gigapan. Without these people the image would not have been possible."
*This post refers to Paul Koudounaris, who wrote The Empire of Death.