Performance Videos

Our work on frog performance has produced thousands of videos – here are a few for fun. Click on the images for a link to the video.


Jumping: This is the first video I (Moen) ever took while doing fieldwork, and it still may be the cleanest! It is a Polypedates leucomystax, an incredible jumper.


Swimming: This is a Chiasmocleis bassleri, one of the more well behaving species we’ve studied (they always swim very quickly across the surface).


Blooper: Here a Microhyla fissipes takes off well… until it hits the plexiglass wall. Yet, despite the collision, this was the kind of effort we try to capture – a maximum effort – because the frog does not take time to adjust position before taking off. We can later correct the data by using the lateral angle of jump and simple trigonometry.


More to come!