Wild Moves: Red Eyed Tree Frog

Season 1: Episode 3

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When a red-eyed tree frog begins one of its signature leaps, it’s less a blur of motion and more of a disappearing act. That’s because this acrobatic amphibian is nearly all legs, taut like an archer’s bow and then released through its highly elastic tendons, propelling itself into the air. The results, captured here in stunning slow motion, are both gravity-defying and mystifying as the frog soars between the trees, covering distances almost 20 times its body length in a single bound.