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Robyn Morrison

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Robyn grew up in Johannesburg and every family holiday was spent exploring the Lowveld or camping around Southern Africa. Her love of nature and conservation propelled her to complete her Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh’s school of Geoscience. Although this gave ...

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on Why is Blue so Rare in Nature?

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Marc Grawunder
Explorer

Very interesting-thanks for sharing!

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Robyn, thanks for sharing, as you can guess blue is my favorite color.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Hi, blue is my favourite colour and as I live at the seaside it is the element I most benefit from, also considering that water is the greatest oxygen source due to phytoplankton. Wonderful blue animals, butterflies, birds and flowers it is a concert in blue

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Fascinating Robyn really enjoyed your blog 🙏🏻 It certainly is a favorite of mine and of course all the birds and flowers I have seen that are blue are top of my list as far as fauna and flora go. Thanks ❤️

Cyndy Beardsley
Digital Ranger

That was so interesting – thank you!

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

That is interesting……….. if blue depends on the way we can see, and we know that animals have different build up in their eyes, it might well be that they see the world around them completely different! Perhaps they see everything blue, or not at all. Or what we call blue, is for them a completely different colour. Any idea if their has been research for this? I know that blue is a colour dogs can see, but then: do they see blue?

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Thanks Robyn for your interesting story on the colour blue and pigments and organisms. We have learnt something new today.

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

An interesting blog and love all the pics. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Nice change of subject from simply animal sighting. Your blogs are always refreshingly unique. Good job, keep it up!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

A very interesting and informative blog, thanks Robyn.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Thank you very much, Robyn, for this very interesting article and the wonderful illustrations/ pictures.

Jeff Rodgers
Digital Tracker

This is one of the most fascinating blogs I’ve ever read. Publishing information such as this, is part of what makes Londolozi first among equals.

Barbara Wallace
Senior Digital Ranger

Fantastic! I had no idea! Thank you Robyn for this very interesting post!

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

As much as I like blue…..my favorite color has always been green!

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