Gecko's Eye


Photo: Rachelwrites [Flickr]

If eyes are windows to the soul, I wonder what kind of tormented soul a gecko has:

Nocturnal geckos have to be able to block out the bright sun during the day while still retaining excellent night vision, which is why they have long zig-zagged pupils that can tightly constrict to let in only pinpoints of light. Interestingly, while humans cannot see colors in dim moonlight, these animals can discriminate between colors and their eyes are calculated to be almost 350 times stronger when it comes to seeing color.

Our very own Jill Harness wrote an intriguing post over at Environmental Graffiti about 10 Incredible Eyes in the Animal Kingdom: Link


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My favorite eyes in the animal kingdom are the "Deer Flies". See: http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&w=40969270%40N00&q=deer+fly
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