Caption: High-speed footage of two whirligig beetles (family Gyrinidae) on the surface of a pond. Whirligigs are aquatic beetles that spend most of their time on the water surface, feeding on insects and other small animals. They can dive and swim underwater for a considerable time, breathing from a bubble of air trapped beneath their wing covers. Filmed in Wales, UK.

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Whirligig beetles

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Duration: 00:00:55.02

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 23.98

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Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 1.9G


Capture format: Sony FS700

Codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

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