purple and green coral reefs


Nature is more than the sum of its parts. Explore the connections between individual biological strategies, innovations, or educational resources as leading thinkers, scientists, artists, and others reflect on unifying themes in biomimicry.

Featured Collection

The Sisterhood of Species

When it comes to certain aspects of my health, I may have more in common with other female animals than with my husband. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Cardiologist and Evolutionary Biologist

Applying biomimicry to female health and wellness, researchers are learning from other species how to better care for our own.

rays of the sun emerge over a distant, rocky, snowcapped mountain range

Ray of Hope Prize Gallery

The Ray of Hope Prize celebrates nature-inspired solutions addressing the world's biggest environmental and sustainability challenges.

A swallow flies towards its nest made of mud

How Does Nature Build a Home?

Traditional and Indigenous building methods in Colombia reveal how construction is an intimate engagement with other species, the work they do, and the very core of our planet.

Limestone cliffs abut the sea

How Life Built Earth As We Know It

Life doesn't just inhabit the Earth––it shapes it, physically, on every scale. What can we learn from its methods?

a herd of elephants walk away from a watering hole

How Does Nature Sustain Communities?

Today’s challenges in public health and social equity have humans feeling disconnected––from nature and each other. Explore bio-inspired approaches to reconnect with both.

A hand holds a lens ball at the level of the horizon

25th Anniversary of “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature”

Explore a selection of biomimetic innovations from the past quarter century.

close up photograph of red, white, green and blue crustacean

The Whys and Hows Behind Favorite Wow!s

Some of the most well-known, awe-inspiring facts about nature are among the least commonly understood.

Traditional Polynesian Voyaging Canoe at Sea

Navigating Deeper Into Nature

The Polynesian voyaging canoes, Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, recently sailed to Hawaiʻi’s ancestral homeland of Tahiti. Navigator Lehua Kamalu shared these thoughts as the team made final preparations for the journey.

How Does Nature Encourage Resilience?

Some of the gravest threats we face are the ones that just keep coming back. See strategies nature has developed to survive and even thrive through relentless adversity.

How Does Nature Prevent Structural Failure?

Whether inside or outside their bodies, or completely separate from them, living things of all kinds create structures that must be reliable and make efficient use of resources.

Energy in Nature

As our demand for energy increases, so must the innovative and life-friendly ways we access and use it.

Term Definition

We use cookies to give you the best browsing experience. By clicking the Accept button you agree to the terms of our privacy policy.