Leaping into the unknown

Launch pad for a cricket

Launch pad for a cricket

A cricket is peering over the edge of a leaf as if into an abyss. Crickets don’t see all that well so when they jump, I wonder if they always know where they’ll land.

In this case it hopped onto the next leaf, but when they use those powerful back legs to the fullest extent, it really must be a leap into the unknown.