27 Oct '11, 5pm

Previous15 Beautiful Snapshots of Animals Reflected in Water ~ ~ #wildlife #conservation #biodiversity

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Reflection photography is not as easy as some might imagine. It takes creativity and skill to both see the possibilities and then end up with a fantastic photograph – particularly if your subject is something that’s not likely to keep still and behave! Then again, sometimes animals seem perfectly content to sit quietly in front of their reflections in water; in fact, if these images are anything to go by, they're as vain as the rest of us! They may not be looking into actual mirrors, but many have been caught apparently looking at their own mirror images. Is it a case of animal narcissism? 15. Cape Buffalo Interestingly, in the mirror test – a measure of whether animals are able to recognize themselves in said reflective instrument – only a handful of species passed. These include gibbons, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, elephants and...

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-animal-narcissism

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