The “magic eyes” in nature. np

With the strange powers of observation, the eyes of some animals are considered “magic eyes”. This is a priceless gift that nature bestows on some species.

We will be satisfied when we go to the ophthalmology clinic to check our vision and leave with the result of both eyes being 10/10. However, the human eye has really limited vision, at least compared to the pairs listed below.

Eyes of “killer” flies

Assasin Fly's eyes have a very perfect vision.
Assasin Fly’s eyes have a very perfect vision.

Above is a picture of a “killer” fly, which is often confused with bees, but it is much “more harmful”. Living in grasslands around the world, its perfect vision allows it to calculate the distance and speed of objects or prey that are “loaming” ahead.

Its compound eyes , with thousands of tiny “lens,” provide it with outstanding vision and are really effective when hunting smaller insects.


Eagle Eye

Eagle eyes can see a mouse from 1.6 km away.

Eagle eyes are about the same size and weight as a human eye. But they have a different shape. The backs of their eyes are flatter and wider than the backs of our eyes, giving it a much larger field of view.

The back of the human eye has a special area on the retina called the fovea – where many light-receiving cells are concentrated. The human visual fossa has about 200,000 cones per millimeter, a number so large you can hardly imagine, but nowhere near that of an eagle.

Their fovea has about 1 million cones per millimeter . It allows the eagle to see a mouse 1.6 km away. That is beyond human capacity.

The eagle’s retina is denser with color and light-sensitive cells called cones than the human retina, which enhances processing of details similar to that of a camera.

One more small note, eagles and owls have up to 3 eyelids and the bottom is larger than the top, so it feels like they bl ink up instead of down.


Chameleon’s eyes

Chameleon's eyes
The eyes of a chameleon have a field of view of this species up to 360 degrees.

The eyes of a chameleon are even stronger than those of an eagle at certain “ranges” of vision.

It is a unique animal with the upper and lower eyelids glued together, with only a small opening for observation. However, with the ability to roll and rotate the eyes independently, the field of view of this species is up to 360 degrees. The eyes are wonderful.

By focusing both eyes in the same direction, the gecko’s eyesight becomes extremely precise and has depth perception, allowing them to catch prey with their tongues at super speed. The insect a few meters away also quickly fell into attack range. Chameleons also have the ability to see ultraviolet light.

Scallop eyes

Scallop eyes have the ability to spawn to replace lost eyes.
Scallop eyes have the ability to spawn to replace lost eyes.

Shellfish have many eyes located along the right and left edges of the shell. If it unfortunately loses an eye, it can completely create another eye to replace it. This is something that no other animal can do.

Crocodile eyes

Crocodiles have no tear glands.
Crocodiles have no tear glands.

” Crocodile tears” is a figurative image in the language, because in fact, crocodiles never cry. They have no tear glands.

However, crocodile eyes can secrete an oily substance from behind the third eyelid or eye membrane, to lubricate or clean the eye and inhibit the growth of bacteria. The edges of this membrane can be seen at the edge of the crocodile’s eye when it opens wide. ” Tears” also comes from this place.

Gecko eyes

The eyes of this small lizard can see very well at night.
The eyes of this small lizard can see very well at night.

The photo above is of a gecko, a small lizard with very large eyes. At night, their pupils are enlarged to their full extent to receive light, so they see better in the dark.

However, during the day, the pupil only shows a very small area. The gecko’s eyes are protected by a thin, clean, moist membrane that is often used to lick this membrane with its long tongue.

Snake eyes

Snake eyes do not have movable eyelids.Snake eyes do not have movable eyelids.

Unlike other lizard families, snakes do not have movable eyelids that protect and lubricate the eyes. Therefore, its eyes are always wide open, looking directly at the prey. Therefore, the eyes of snakes are very poor, in return, the ability to smell is first among animals.

Their pupils are sometimes surrounded by small multicolored circles such as brown, red, yellow or green.


Tarsier Monkey Eyes

Tarsier Monkey Eyes

The eyes of the Tarsier monkey are very large for their body size and can see very well at night.

It is the smallest known primate in the world. The eyes are very large compared to the body size, but it causes inflexibility. However, the neck has the ability to rotate 180 degrees , giving it a very good view. The eyes are also really useful at night, helping them hunt very well.

These are just a few of the amazing and exotic eyes in nature. It can be said that nature always knows how to make people more humble.


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