A fish in Africa has become a celebrity without even knowing it. The Giant Goliath Tiger Fish, has been caught on camera flying out of the water and catching a barn swallow right out of mid air. This YouTube sensation has gone viral overnight.
Most people thought that tiger fish leapt out of the air to catch some of their prey. However, it was thought to be a legend due to the fact that it is extremely rare for someone to actually see it happen. It is far more rare to actually capture this act on video.
The amazing footage of the Giant Goliath Tiger Fish catching a barn swallow out of midair was filmed by Nico Smit and his film crew. They were in Mapungubwe National Park to film the tiger fish in their natural habitat.
Nico Smit and his documentary film crew never imagined that they would catch this infamous act on camera. They hope that it will bring light to their videos and the study of the migration patterns of the Giant Goliath Tiger Fish. Smit and his crew hope that the video will enlighten those who might not have knowledge of such creatures.
The tigerfish catches bird story appears in the Journal of Fish Biology.
Check out the tigerfish catches bird video below.
Tigerfish catches bird