Animal In Their Habitats – The Effects Of Light On Animals

A cat lying on top of a lion

There are numerous abiotic (sub-organic) factors that affect the distribution of animals and plants in their respective habitats. Light is usually a major environmental factor that affects it, as it is the main source of energy for photosynthesizing plants, which in turn means it affects all consumers and producers (indirectly or not). In addition, there are several chemical factors that affect its distribution. These include soil quality, type of plant life, and some physical factors, such as water availability and the presence of organisms such as bacteria and fungi.

Effect Of Distribution Of Light- Animal In Their Habitats

A tiger in the water

The distribution of light can affect plant growth in many ways. For example, broad lights provide the most direct and even distribution of light throughout the plant’s canopy. This results in more intense lighting for some parts of the plant while reducing illumination at other parts. Conversely, narrow lights tend to spread out the light distribution more evenly throughout the canopy. This results in less intense light at different parts of the canopy.

The type of plant life and the presence or absence of insects or predators also plays an important part in the distribution of light. The distribution of light can change with the presence and absence of light for a particular species. One example of this is the distribution of light among different plant types and the intensity of light they receive. It has been found that the wavelengths of light that are most effective for photosynthesis are those that are similar to the range of light that animal eyes can see.

 Animal Needs Will Depend On The Animals Physiology And Lifestyle

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This means that animals and plants should both make use of the same wavelength of light in order to maximize their energy production. Also, plants that are closer to the reflecting surface of the sun will receive more of the sun’s rays. This means animals and plants should have similar habitats to reduce the amount of time they spend in the shade or under the light. However, animals may move from one area of a plant’s spectrum to another in order to take advantage of new light.

The amount of light the animal needs will depend on the animal’s physiology and lifestyle. A good example of this is the way animals move around their habitats. A tiger in the wild moves around a lot because of their need for movement to avoid predators. At the same time, a bat in the forest will often roost in trees and high branches in order to seek out food. These animals must adapt their bodies in order to take advantage of the light at different levels of the canopy.

The Animal Lived In A Sea

Another example of adaptation is in the type of plant life that an animal is accustomed to. If the animal has lived in a sea, it would be expected that the only light it requires is that which is available as light is emitted by nearby plants or organisms. However, the adaptation to light in its habitat may also involve the development of eyes that can see in low light or an increased sensitivity to the rays of light. In some cases, animals will use light as a form of defense or as a way to lure or catch food.

Animals are very careful about the types of plants they choose to live in their homes. A few animals will even specialize in a certain plant life to maximize the amount of light it gets in its habitat. Examples of animals that do this are bats who take to the feeding tree branches and even the sugar-rich leaves of certain plants.


While animals may not have to deal with the full spectrum of light, they are still required by nature to compensate for it. A good example of this is sunlight. An animal’s body may reflect the sun’s rays for instance, but its eyes would darken if it didn’t get enough of it. Similarly, the animal may burn its skin if it does not get enough of the vitamin D3 that is produced by the skin when exposed to light. Animals cannot exist without it and must make sure they get their fair share from plants and other similar sources.

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