The Eyes have it @@!

Trying to put some order around my photographs I was contemplating what the world must look like through some of the extraordinary eyes that the creatures have. The Molluscs, which include cuttlefish, squid and octopus all have variations on a curved slit. With a highly developed nervous system this aperture shape must detect motion in a direction that is aligned to a rapid strike, or maybe it is spot the outline of a predator passing nearby?

The tassel-snouted flatheadĀ peers through what look like a system of branching roots, while the Eastern Fiddler ray has rounded lobes on the iris.

Each has evolved for a specific purpose and yet quite beautiful to behold.


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