Captured in a flash

Captured in a flash

Entomologist John Abbott uses high-speed flash photography to capture insects, bats and other animals in motion around Texas. The technique gives him (and the viewer) the ability to see these creatures in a way that is impossible with the naked eye.

In this slideshow, Abbott talks about a few of his insect photos. Some of his subjects, such as the phorid fly attacking the fire ants, are no larger than a pinhead.

Learn more about the research that takes place at the university's Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL).

Read a transcript of the interview (PDF).

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