a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Water Skater or Strider


They walk on water!
Amazing to watch.
Meet the Water Skater.

16 comments:

Sandra said...

we always called them water bugs, now i know they can be striders or skaters... great shot to capture them as small as they are...

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the striders. I have seen them here on the water. Enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the striders. I have seen them here on the water. Enjoy your day!

Linda Kay said...

Gail, I've always been fascinated by these little critters, watching them skid across the water.

TexWisGirl said...

they're so cool.

Sketching with Dogs said...

I have seen them here. Fascinating, aren't they.
Lynne x

Susan Kane said...

It is amazing that the females have figured out how to deter aggressive males. You go, girl!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We always called them water skippers. There's a new name for you.

kaykuala said...

Surface tension! It was difficult to explain to the young that 'you sink' and 'they float' without safety gear!

Hank

Ida said...

These water bugs have always fascinated me.

Karen S. said...

They are so cool!

Dreaming said...

When I lived in SC we had a little fish pond. I love watching the skaters on it... as well as the other water bugs that were part of the pond.

Sandy said...

Many years ago humans walked on water too!
Great picture!

LindaG said...

And they show up on any standing water. Fun to watch whether one or hundreds.
We always called them water striders, too. :-)

Lynne said...

Great photo "catch!"

Susan Anderson said...

As a child, they always fascinated me. I could watch them for hours.

=)

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