Another sensory organ, this time the nose and for most animals the nose is a highly sensitive one at that. We all know that the nose can be and is used as a breathing apparatus but for the rest of the non human noses out there its a tool for hunting, scavenging and sniffing out potential mates.
@ Noses are different in shape and size and where they are situated on the animal will depend on the function.
@ Birds have a poor sense of smell so small holes situated on top of the beak are used for breathing.
@ Fish have noses but they are not used for breathing and fish have a poor sense of smell.
@ The nose regulates the temperature of the air before reaching the lungs.
@ The nose can stop unwanted foreign bodies entering the body.
@ A wet nose in canines is used like a compass, cold air passing on a particular side of the nose along with scent tells the animal in which direction to go.
@ A nose can even be used for as a means of transporting water or picking things up with.
So on to the challenge, add your close-up images of ears or an ear of any wild creature with ears.
Vote for your favourite.
1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board, but I will also pick another 9 entries of personal choice to be featured to cover our feature board. (Subject to the number of entries).
1st place member will be become a featured member.
ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE