Repinned from Dante - Pinned to say that sometimes looking good IS a function in itself. This peacock would be forever alone if he didn't look so vibrant and perfect. -- I agree with what Dante is saying. In the case of the peacock, it could be said that function follows form! It seems as though the form and design of the feathers leads to a useful, secondary function.
Peacocks are so mesmerizing and beautiful. God is so creative! Photographed By Keri Fines 2012 -- "People influence nature, nature influences people and only balanced co-existence will allow each to endure." ~ Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, MO