Stretch image without distoring it to fill a div using CSS or jQuery.

I am trying to achieve a look similar to

In particular I want to be able to stretch an image to fill a div without distorting it based on screen size while also being able scroll down to more content on the page.

The website above fills the whole height of the screen but if I can limit it to say 80% of screen height that would be even better.

Can this be achieved with CSS or jQuery?
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Alexandre SimõesManager / Technology SpecialistCommented:
What you want is perfectly possible but also be aware that there's more going on on that site than just image resizing.
The site adapts to the available width (responsive), and that main image actually is also different depending on the available width. For instance, the following are 2 of the used images:
The first is used in the full sized site, the last is used for mobile devices.

Right now I don't have much time to write you a full example but I can point you some some nice tutorials like this one:

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