Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan created a gripping Animal Eyes close-up photo series.
With such close photos, one is able to see details such as the irises’ colour gradients, textures, patterns and even tiny blood vessels, causing these eyes to look like alien landscapes.
Cats can see eight times better than humans.
Because geckos are nocturnal, their eyes are more light-sensitive, with the pupils constricting when they hit the light.
Llamas have eyes that adjust to high altitudes.
A crocodile’s eyes can adapt to twilight or nighttime.
Penguins have eyes that allow them to see better underwater.
Dragonflies have eyes that consist of thousands of thousands of tiny hexagonal eyes, giving them nearly 360-degree vision.
A goat’s wide pupils give them 330 degrees of vision, as opposed to a human’s 185-degree view.
Chameleons can rotate their eyes 360 degrees independently of one another!
A python’s eye is mesmerizing.
A tokay gecko has transparent eyelids.
Marine mammals, like this whale, have limited vision because of the way the water refracts light.
Owls cannot easily see from close distances, but they are excellent from farther away, particularly in low light.
Octopus have binocular vision
Camels have three eyelids, but they are so thin that camels can still see even when their eyes are closed.
Acara fish can only see in two dimensions.
Lemurs have such excellent night vision that they can still make out colours in almost complete darkness.
Clear eyes like that of a husky can develop problems more easily.
The hexagonal lenses of a bee are so strong that they can see ultraviolet rays that humans can’t even perceive.
Macaws see everything in ultraviolet vision.
Slugs, with their eyes on long stalks, have a surprisingly strong vision.
A chinchilla has truly striking eyes. It looks like a landscape.
A crow’s eyes almost look like they’re frosted over.
Sterlet fish have oddly shaped pupils.
Just like humans, our closest relatives, chimpanzees have binocular vision.
Peacocks have lateral eyes to help them escape predators.
Parrots’ ultraviolet vision allows them to see the maturation of fruits.
Unlike other birds, the Athene noctua owl is able to blink one eye and turn its head three-quarters of its total rotation.
All cats, like this Siamese cat, are born with blue eyes. They may change five or six weeks later, but sometimes they remain blue.
This deer’s eye looks like some kind of alien creature
This hippo’s eye is adapted for nighttime.
It used to be believed that dogs, like this Pekinese, can only see in black and white, but their vision isn’t quite that limited. They simply cannot perceive all the colours that humans can.
Human eyes must recycle calcium to properly function.
This tomato frog has many different types of optic nerves.
Horses have monocular vision.
The heron’s eyes are ideal for hunting fish below the water’s surface.