The Strength and Agility of Insects
A highly entertaining and revealing account of insect ability, The Strength and Agility of Insects presented a view of arthropods quite unlike anything ever seen on film before.
Premiering in 1911, the production caused a sensation, detailing our insect friends as they lift tiny dumbbells, twirl matchsticks and juggle objects much heavier than themselves. Sparking a huge press debate, renowned wildlife photographer Percy Smith had to dispel rumours of trickery and cruelty by sharing his innovative filming techniques.
Examining a whole host of these tiny creatures and their relative power and dexterity, The Strength and Agility of Insects is an intriguing insight into the skills of a variety of species.