Peter Wainwright’s lab at the University of California, Davis, spends a lot of time making videos of fish. Wainwright works on fish morphology, specifically on the biomechanics of suction feeding.
One of the ways they do this is to make high speed videos of fish suction feeding. Sometimes the fish get it wrong. Cue the blooper reel.
“While many of our videos are clear, lateral shots; these are not always easy to obtain. We work with live animals, often in aquarium with other individuals that also want food,” says the video description.
“There are many instances when we try to capture a good sequence and the fish stop being nice and start getting real. The above videos represent these cases where the angle is bad, the fish miss the prey, or individuals get in each others way.”
[Hat tip: Deep Sea News.]