Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Riverwalker's Pics - Natural Camouflage - Part 2

Many animals and creatures have the ability to blend in with their surroundings due to natural coloring. They also have a greater visual acuity, a better sense of smell and a sharper sense of hearing than the average person. Many times we have a tendency to focus our attention in a very direct manner that doesn't allow us to always see what is right in front of our eyes. Sometimes just a slight shift in your focus will allow you to notice or see things you've missed upon first glance.

Many times it will only be a slight eye movement that will make their presence known or a slightly irregular shape that is only noticed if you shift your focus slightly and don't concentrate directly upon an object.

The same is also true when it comes to sounds or smells. While our sense of smell is very poor, most animals have a very good sense of smell and will be aware of you long before you even see them. Sometimes it is only a stray sound that will give away their presence or yours.

Sometimes all you need to do is take a second look as you are passing by an area to see what you have missed.

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Good point on looking back - perspective changes, and what blended in before now has different background. Too, I've seen a few curious deer follow to see what spooked them in 1st place. Taking a few steps and glancing back might gain some venison. Not always - but worth a shot.

HermitJim said...

Very good post...and so true! Nature is a master at hiding in plain sight!

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 12:47

Sometimes a second glance or looking back will reveal something you were unaware of or didn't see the first time.

Sometimes all you need is a different perspective.

Thanks anon!


riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

"Nature is a master at hiding in plain sight!"

So true!

Thanks Jim!


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