You'll Never Look At Pond Water The Same Way After Watching This Video

Hidden in pond water is a secret world teeming with swimming, crawling, and bioluminescent life. Daniel Stoupin's stunning video reveals the incredible diversity of life in a pond.

Stoupin has created a number of breathtaking nature videos (most recently his timelapse of ocean coral), and The hidden life in pond water is no exception. He used a Zeiss Axioscope A1 microscope along with his cameras to capture water fleas, bryozoans, water mites, mayfly nymphs, ostracods, and hydras—animals with an average size of less than one millimeter. Although the actual filming took just a week, Stoupin spent a year developing his skills and learning how to find the various organisms he wanted to film. And we're glad he did.

[via mental_floss]