What's it
like to be
an animal?

If you're six feet tall, 10 miles per hour probably doesn't feel very fast. But what if you were just six inches tall, like a squirrel? It would feel quite a bit faster. This site shows the actual speeds of animals and how fast they would be going if they were your size.

Animals: land air water insect
feet meters
Graph: top speed feels like

Imagine what it's like for a tiny insect to jump and fly as quickly as they do. They might cover 40 body lengths in a second. To a six-foot person that's 164 mph. This site tries to understand how it feels to move like a fly, a squirrel, a cat, a rhinocerous, or a falcon.

Insects

dragonfly dragonfly
Anax parthenope
top speed 18 mph
feels like 324.4 mph

horse-fly horse-fly
Hybomitra hinei
top speed 90.1 mph
feels like 4054.4 mph

housefly housefly
Musca domestica
top speed 4.5 mph
feels like 810.9 mph

mosquito mosquito
Aedes albopictus
top speed 1.2 mph
feels like 139.8 mph

Southern Dart Southern Dart
Ocybadistes walkeri
top speed 30.1 mph
feels like 1353.3 mph

Site concept, design, and creation by Alex Reisner. Animal descriptions are from Wikipedia and some silhouettes are from All Silhouettes.