There’s a lot we can learn — and a lot we have learned — from observing the natural world. Specifically, how evolution has perfected certain aspects of animal and plant life for greater efficiency, resilience and more. After seeing a new video of a hawk today, we couldn’t help but think how certain drone features mimic features seen in nature. Let’s take a spin.

To look for a good definition, we turned to the Biomimicry Institute. Here’s how it describes the field: “Biomimicry is the practice of looking to nature for inspiration to solve design problems in a regenerative way… It is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies used by species alive today. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies — new ways of living — that solve our greatest design challenges sustainably and in solidarity with all life on earth.”

So that’s the concept.

Biomimicry in practice

Whether you realize it or not, you’ve likely seen examples of…