Animals see power lines as glowing, flashing bands

Damian Carrington, reporting for The Guardian:

Study suggests pylons and wires that stretch across many landscapes are having a worldwide impact on wildlife.

Scientists knew many creatures avoid power lines but the reason why was mysterious as they are not impassable physical barriers. Now, a new understanding of just how many species can see the ultraviolet light – which is invisible to humans – has revealed the major visual impact of the power lines.
Joseph Younis

Joseph Younis

Sometimes we don't understand because we can relate to how others see the world.