grasshopper protected image


Photographer: Aaron Cress
Location: China Grove, NC
Date: June, 2011

With wide open pastures all around grasshoppers were flying everywhere. This grasshopper was located up near a major country road with cars speeding by. After watching this insect for a while I noticed it could not only tell where I was and would try to hide, but could also tell which way a car was coming from down the road. The grasshopper would go to the opposite side of the leaf that the car was coming so the air rushing by wouldn't blow it off the leaf. Afterward it would craw back out into sunlight or continue to void me.