Science Technology Nature-Inspired Innovation: 9 Examples of Biomimicry in Action (Slideshow) By Jaymi Heimbuch Writer California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Jaymi Heimbuch Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Science Space Natural Science Technology Agriculture Energy Biomimicry is the art, skill, intuition and science of turning towards nature as inspiration for solving our dilemmas. Nature has millions of years on us in perfecting forms and systems, and it's about time we humans turn outward when we need answers. The field of biomimicry has already yielded hundreds of solutions. Gathered here in a slideshow are nine facinating examples of biomimicry at work. Click through to see images of innovations and the natural elements that inspired them.