The fact that human vision is incredibly limited, and that things often happen much too fast for our brains to process, means that we miss so much of the world around us, though modern technology can help.
There are a pair of imaginative young men who call themselves the Slo-mo guys, and the videos they produce are truly awesome. Many of us will have seen how cats seem capable of scaling seemingly insurmountable high fences, etc, but they move so fast that we never get to see how. Watch this incredible footage to be amazed by the methodology, and astounded how they manage it
What about slow-motion imagery of predatory Red Kites swooping down to cart off lumps of meat laid out for them, getting a perfect view of the symmetry in their flight and the savagery of their sharp talons embracing and grabbing the prey?
Ever speculated on that microsecond of time when a drop of liquid strikes a flat water surface below it, causing an instantaneous asteroid-type crater and miniature tidal wave? Take a look at this incredible clip for a real-time view of this wondrous spectacle
It may seem difficult to imagine that a can of fizzy pop might dance, but when shaken vigorously first, then shot at and punctured by an air pistol pellet, the resulting reaction is strangely hypnotic, as the physical forces involved make for a truly spectacular ariel dance routine.
The idea of having fun by pelting each other with eggs sounds like a messy but enjoyable romp, yet it looks so much more pleasurable when the destruction of the eggs involved is filmed at super=slow speed, showing just how artistic these blink-and-you-missed-it moments can be, when captured on film
There are so many incredible sights in the world that we never normally get to look at because the range of our vision is so limited, in many respects, yet modern technology allows us to glimpse the wonders of the world that are denied to us in the course of our everyday lives, and what awesome images they are.
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