Innovative eyewear company Transitions Optical created the largest photo mosaic this week in Tampa, Florida, USA, on 11 October 2012.
The mosaic was 21,645.96 ft² (2010.98 m²) and contained 176,750 unique photos which created the image of an eye seeing the world in honor of World Sight Day.
People were asked to submit images online of things they would miss seeing if they lost their sight. Photos ranged greatly from kids and families to rainbows, cars, animals and the ocean.
'We are proud to have set the new Guinness World Records title for the 'World's Largest Photo Mosaic,'' said Dan McLean of Transitions Optical. 'Throughout our Sightseeing City Tour, we've raised awareness among tens of thousands about the importance of healthy, enhanced vision and the role it plays in 'sightseeing,' whether you are traveling or in your own backyard - and this new world record, honoring World Sight Day, is the perfect culmination of this year's efforts.'
Tampa City Council Chair Pro-Tem Harry Cohen placed the final photo into the mosaic and issued a Proclamation declaring October 11, 2012 as 'Tampa Bay Sight Day.'