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Slow-motion videos of jumping primates

14 Feb ’17

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Although I would love to have a RED camera to shoot my wildlife videos and slow-motion footage, I can’t afford one and I makeshift with something else in the meantime! A lot of bad things are said about our smartphones nowadays but if there is one thing you can’t take from them in is how incredible their video and photo technology has evolved in the past decade! Every time I can, I try and record some wildlife fast action in slow-motion with my iPhone.

This enabled me to capture 3 primates species jumping in slow-motion. Although it is not the most insane image quality, this footage has served me well with tutoring biology students and on my social media to illustrate certain posts about the wildlife. Below are the three videos, two from Sabah (Borneo) and one from Madagascar.

Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) leaps in Slow-motion video

I replay the video more zoomed-in at the end to show you how the proboscis monkey moves his arms.

This one was filmed by Rachel as I was taking photos with my 7DmkII (you can hear the shutter sound in slowmotion as well onthe video!).

Bornean Gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) leaps in Slow-motion video

I was just about to leave Danum Valley but I decide to try and capture a jump with my phone. I am glad I did!

Indri (Indri indri) leaps Slow-motion video

The indri is the only lemur that does not have a tail, just a ~3cm stub!

All these clips were filmed with the iPhone 6. It shoots 240 frames per second at a resolution of 720p.

 

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I am a nature photographer specialising in wildlife photography. I have a special passion for this type of photography which comes from my background as an ecologist & conservation biologist.

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