Physics photo

The Vitamix blender again. In this ultra-slow-motion video, we visualize the violent but beautiful vortex it creates by floating a layer of red oil on a quart of water. Stare deep, deep into the vortex.

Promotional considerations for this project were provided by Vitamix Corporation’s Professional Series, and by Vision Research, makers of the Phantom v641 camera that captured this footage at 1500 frames per second.