12 Jun '11, 10am

How Do they See? Views Through the Eyes of 7 Animals

How Do they See? Views Through the Eyes of 7 Animals

Because of segmented eye structure, many insects see objects very differently from what humans perceive. Insects are famous for their dot-like eyes, known as ommatidia. Some have as many as 30,000 lenses per eyeball. But perhaps most interesting is the dragonfly. This insect’s brain works so rapidly, it perceives most movement in slow motion. Insects do see color, but not usually as clearly as other animals. Their vision assists them in detecting movement. That’s why they’re so hard to kill!

Full article: http://webecoist.com/2009/01/14/animal-vision-color-detec...

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