This Hairy Frogfish’s Bite is Too Fast For Slow-Motion

  • Published on May 28, 2019
  • The speed of a hairy frogfish’s bite is the result of a vacuum in its mouth that can suck in its prey in just 1/6000th of a second. It’s so fast that even slow-motion video struggles to capture it.

    From the Series: Great Blue Wild: Life in the Muck

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  • Ray Mak
    Ray Mak 2 years ago +60

    Sonic "gotta go fast"

  • Turkentorque
    Turkentorque 2 years ago +956

    This is exactly why I NEVER disguise my self as a small fish when swimming.

  • Jay Ti
    Jay Ti 2 years ago +614

    The fastest bite in the animal kingdom... Wow! That's extraordinary. 😱

  • Jared Sowers
    Jared Sowers 2 years ago +925

    "Too fast for slow motion"

  • DTec27
    DTec27 Year ago +4

    The fact that it’s that fast underwater makes it even more impressive.

    THE TRUTH HURTS 2 years ago +1


  • mark . m
    mark . m 2 years ago +1

    Not faster than my boss changing his words.

  • 𓇽 SERGIO 𓇽
    𓇽 SERGIO 𓇽 2 years ago +1

    Amazing... So many superpower animals out there.

  • Ron
    Ron 2 years ago +15

    That's no doubt a blessing for it's prey. Quick and painless!

  • Miss Understanding
    Miss Understanding 2 years ago +269

    Well damn...

  • M J
    M J 2 years ago +262

    Fish that walk are hilarious. I love it.

  • Sri Kumar
    Sri Kumar 2 years ago

    Good Lord!! I can’t even catch the fish getting inside its mouth! It’s incredibly fast. So much to learn from Nature!!

  • ⫷ᖘurpℓeṨodaPºp⫸

    pregnant women are just like that sometimes

  • Rick C-137
    Rick C-137 2 years ago +225


  • David Disbrow
    David Disbrow 2 years ago

    What an incredible species and they're still finding new species to this day!!!

  • Prismo
    Prismo 2 years ago +190

    Smithsonian Channel: This fish bite is way to fast, for slow-motion cameras to pick it up.

  • Bianca Fights The Zombies

    To everyone wondering about frame rate and capture speeds, high speed "film" requires a ton of intense light, it's probably hard to push that many photons underwater without boiling the fish.

  • Caz W
    Caz W 2 years ago

    I love this fish, and how it 'walks' along the sea bed. ☺ 😎

  • ConcealCarryProtect
    ConcealCarryProtect 2 years ago +3

    That ain't slow motion my dude. That's just slowed frame rate.

  • Yeetur McBeetur
    Yeetur McBeetur 2 years ago +143

    Where did steve go?