Title says it all? Sometimes a spade needs to be called a spade.
From time to time the Structure & Motion Lab at the RVC gets cool videos of animals doing different behaviours, be that slow-mo/high-speed videos, x-ray videos. motion capture or whatever. Actually, we get cool videos pretty much every day but some of them (such as a racehorse galloping on a treadmill) seem mundane to us, much as our visitors are impressed.
Here are some examples of the stuff we’ve filmed recently. It all seems to belong on this blog as an example of anatomy in motion, but has no good home here otherwise and no other cohesive threads uniting the disparate videos.
Hence the title. Enjoy!
The above two videos were made by Renate Weller, Emily Sparkes and others. Looping GIF of the last one, via Marko Bosscher:
Shin-Ichi Fujiwara, myself and others made that video some years ago; research yet to be finished.
The above two high-speed videos were captured many moons ago with Alexis Wiktorowicz, Karin Jespers and others; more research yet to be finished.
Ashley Heers made this video for the “Fossil Wonderlands” documentary in 2013-14.
Check us out on BBC2 tonight in Cat Watch, with more videos!