Amazing video of a jumping water strider
This amazing video shows a water strider jumping upwards in slow motion.
Watch as the “dimples” under the legs increase in depth while the legs push down and “bend” the water surface without breaking it. This film focuses on this ability of insects to jump upwards without breaking the water surface. It shows that this ability results in maximization of the jump speed and minimization of the latency between the jump initiation and leaving the water surface in response to attacking predators.
Thanks to: JH Son, PG Jablonski, SI Lee. This was first seen in Nature Communications.