A world askew: Shooting the Costa Concordia

Rare and eerie images of the half-sunken passenger ship marooned off the coast of Tuscany

By all accounts,the Costa Concordia -- the half-sunken passenger liner marooned off the coast of Tuscany -- is a surreal sight.

"You've got this giant thing that's three football fields long sitting on a slanted mountainside underwater," says 60 Minutes producer Rich Bonin, whose story on the Costa Concordia salvage project aired on the broadcast this week. "It's like nothing you've ever seen before."

Twice the size of the Titanic, the ship remains in the spot where it sank about a year and half ago, and for the 60 Minutes crew, the challenge was to get our cameras as close to the hulking wreck as possible.

One way Bonin's camera crew accomplished that was by flying miniature cameras above the ship, using remote-controlled drones. Camera operators steered the drones with a joystick from a nearby dinghy or from the shoreline.

To see the flying cameras in action -- and the stunning images of the ship captured by the hovering drones -- watch the video above, and let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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