Infrared Adaptations in Nature

Thermal cameras are now able to film wildlife in HD resolution from a distance and in complete darkness, revealing behaviour and physiology not seen before.  It is striking how much nocturnal behaviour and thermal physiology we cannot explain. Research over the past decade has revealed a completely unexplored field of infrared adaptations in small animals and their predators. Notable are the infrared sensors and infrared radiators in the fur of rodents, shrews and antechinus. The website summarises the research so far and the evidence collected. It is supplemented by the authors videos featuring a range of British wildlife from: birds, bats, rodents and many other mammals.

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Ian Baker

Engineering Consultant

Leonardo UK, Southampton, Hampshire, UK