This amazing video shows a side of our ponds that we would rarely see, at least without the aid of a microscope.
In truth, ponds are home to more than just fish, snails, turtles and the like.
Much smaller and more inconspicuous are the many tiny animals that make up an aquatic kingdom.
You’ll see water fleas, bryozoans, water mites, mayfly nymphs, ostracods, and, of course, hydras throughout the video.
The average size of most of them is less than 1 mm.