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Z, Queen of Ljubljana
Time flowing
Lighting holy lamp.
The Portrait in the autumn river
Mirador de Colum in Barcelona
Decisions
Men at Work
Underground symmetry
The boatman
intersection
The Roof of Japan
A MOTH WITH AN OWL'S STARE
The Dark Night
Tangled Garden
Shark boy
Heart
Winterwonderland
Male Ego
Heart
THE IMAGINARY SOUL
Alone ship
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American Robin
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A MOTH WITH AN OWL'S STARE

Fake eyes or ‘eye-spots’ appear frequently in nature, at times to deter or startle predators, at other instances to misdirect them into attacking a less vulnerable part of the prey’s body. The striking ‘eye-spots’ on the wings of the Owl moth (Erebus macrops) work well as a defense against predatory attacks from birds.

TAGS: India, Moth, Survival

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Mumbai, India
Member since 2016
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© Rizwan Mithawala.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5100
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f14
ISO: ISO640
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