Seeking Art in Science

The Art of Science
Henry S. Horn / Princeton University Art of Science Competition

Because it makes its home in an extreme environment, the desert hare is biologically designed to radiate excess heat through its lanky limbs and oversized ears. But on one chilly morning four years ago in Arizona's Saguaro National Park, Henry Horn, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shot these photos: at left, the hare compresses itself into a sphere, minimizing its surface-to-volume ratio in order to retain heat and stay warm. When the sun broke through the clouds, the hare reverted to a more familiar posture.

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