This slow-motion macro hornet flight compilation video by German nature videographer Lothar Lenz feels a bit like a 1960s monster movie. The camera angle makes the insects look larger than life and the unnatural speed mimics the movements of a stop-motion model or an elaborate puppet.
But these are, in fact, actual hornets drinking from a puddle of water or a sweet liquid in the Eifel region of Germany. Turn up the sound and listen to that buzzing.
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via The Awesomer.
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