Surface tension and water striders

 How water striders can walk on water.

More pictures from the same spot at the banks of the Pinnau.


Water strider making waves.

Looking more closely, you can see the water strider:


Water strider

And now a real close-up from the pond in my parents’ garden (because those pesky little bugs are too fast to take pictures off when you are ashore and they are on the water, and the water is wider than a meter in each direction).

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Picture taken by my dad

See how you can see the impression its feet make on the water surface?

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