April 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Picture of the Day: Follow the Leader

by twistedsifter




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In this gorgeous capture by Jakub Polomski, we see a flock of sheep from above as they roam the Slovakian countryside.

According to Wikipedia: Sheep are flock animals and strongly gregarious; much sheep behavior can be understood on the basis of these tendencies. The dominance hierarchy of sheep and their natural inclination to follow a leader to new pastures were the pivotal factors in sheep being one of the first domesticated livestock species.

Furthermore, sheep do not defend territories although they do form home ranges. All sheep have a tendency to congregate close to other members of a flock, although this behavior varies with breed, and sheep can become stressed when separated from their flock members. During flocking, sheep have a strong tendency to follow and a leader may simply be the first individual to move. [Source]

To see more of Jakub’s fantastic photography, check out his official site and find him on Facebook, Behance and 500px.



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