The Landscape of Fear

Tamara Colchester
7 min readMay 21, 2020

While recently researching a book on hunting and the relationship between predator and prey, I came across a concept known as ‘The Landscape of fear.’

The idea behind it is that the feeding patterns of prey animals are partly dictated by the predators that surround them. ‘Owl’ squeaks a mouse, staying low in the grass. ‘Human’ breathes a roe deer as it leaps between the trees. ‘Hawk’ alarms the jay disappearing into the…

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