Walk on water lizards

Two lizards walk on water, the footage are captured for the BBC natural history series Life. A high-definition film, shot at 2,000 frames per second, shows a brown basilisk lizard running across the surface of a pond in Belize.

The group of animals known as basilisk lizards commonly lives along the edge of rivers running through rainforests, eating small insects among the foliage.

The lizards need to bask in the sun to warm up each day, which leaves them vulnerable to being caught by predators, such as large birds of prey hunting from the air, or carnivores such as cats living on the jungle floor.

So the lizards have evolved an extraordinary escape mechanism. They drop into the water and then run across it. Exactly how they do so is revealed by the slow-motion, high-definition footage taken at 2,000 frames per second.

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