Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Winter inspiration - Barn Owls

Collection: Carlotte Taylor Fall/Winter 2012  
Bird: Barn Owl.  This amazing bird can find small rodents under layers of snow or in large fields of tall grass. How? Notice how their faces look circular. Those are 'facial discs', they act as giant radar dishes to guide sounds to the ear openings. They can even alter the shape of their facial discs at will.  Essentially, their entire face is an ear.  Amazing.