Flehmen

A series of images pulled from the movie of the same name on the Movies page.


A male sniffing a female's urine to determine her sexual receptivity.


He exhibits the flehmen posture, which opens up the passage to the vomernasal organ--used for detecting pheromones. Although nowhere near as distinct as in ungulates, it is still the same posture.


He then shakes his head a few times to clear the excess urine. Note the droplets of urine dancing in the sunlight.


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