10 Incredible Close Up Shots Of Animal Eyes You Must See

These ten mind blowing close up shots taken of different animal eyes prove that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Have you heard of photographer Suren Manvelyan? He likes to produce a very particular kind of pictures and to photograph eyes – yes, eyes. More specifically animal eyes.

At first, the photos Suren photographed were only human-eyes but he soon discovered the variety and beauty animals’ also contain. He then made a deal with numerous zoos and started snapping away at animal eyes.

Manvelyan says he does not reveal his techniques, but says the hard part is having to work with eye reflections. These close up shots are produced with macro lenses, capable of capturing the smallest details of an image closely.

In a statement posted on the Wired site, the photographer says that many people have no idea that their eyes have so many micro structures and he did not even know it himself before he started taking pictures.

Among the animals with which he would like to work with next are octopuses because of their complex eye structure. He states that his work has a great field to accomplish and that it would be great to have access to several zoos to be able to take more close ups shots of even more animal eyes.

Check out some incredible close up shots made by him and then, in the comments bellow, tell us what your favorite pictures are.

1. Owl Eye

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An owl’s large eyes are not really eye balls but are elongated tubes. They are held in place by bony structures in the skull and because of this an owl cannot move its eyes like most other animals. But they make up for it by being able turn their head 270 degrees left or right.

2. Camel Eye

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Living in the desert is extremely harsh and so to adapt camel`s have developed protection from the elements around their eyes. They have 2 rows of eyelashes and 3 sets of eyelids.

3. Hippo Eye

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Hippos eyes are positioned at the top of their head allowing them to look around while being mostly submerged below the water.

4. Lizard Eye

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Unlike many species lizards have movable eyelids.

5. Fox Eye

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Foxes have vertical pupils in their eyes just like cats.

6. Lhama Eye

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just like the camel llamas have three eyelids.

7. Crocodile Eye

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The saying crocodile tears comes from the myth that the crocodiles weep when eating humans. But the truth is they weep with every meal because their eyes bubble and froth when eating.

8. Horse Eye

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Horses have eyes on either side of their head giving them an almost 360 degree view of their surroundings.

9. Indian Python Eye

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Snakes don`t have eyelids instead their eyes are protected by a clear membrane covering their cornea, which functions like a self-repairing contact lens.

10. Fish Eye

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Facts about human eyes

1. Each eye of 107 million cells, all sensitive to light.

2. the eyes require about 65% of brain activity to make us see. This is more than any other part of the body.

3. Pupils dilate and can increase up to 45% when we look at someone we love.

4. Not just 50, but the eyes can differentiate 500 different shades of gray!

5. There are people who are born with one eye of each color, an anomaly known as heterochromia.

6. The muscle responsible for making the eye blink is the fastest in the body. A blink lasts between 100 and 150 milliseconds. An eye is capable of blinking 5 times per second and the average is 17 blinks per minute going from 14 thousand times a day!

7. Everyone is born colorblind. That is, at birth, we have little ability to distinguish colors, but over the months, vision matures and develops until we can distinguish an infinity of colors.

8. The iris is unique, like a fingerprint. But instead of 40 unique features, like a fingerprint, the iris has 256. This makes iris scanning safer than fingerprints for identifying an individual.

9. The eyes are capable of processing 36,000 bits of information per hour.

10. The eyes have an excellent ability to regenerate injuries. With proper care, a corneal injury takes around 48 hours to heal.

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