It's time that you saw the amazing macro world of animal eyes through the lens of the ultra-talented Suren Manvelyan.
Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan lists physics, classical music, anthroposophy, and philosophy among his personal interests, but as a photographer he may be unmatched in one certain specialty: macro photography of animal eyes. Luckily, he's graciously agreed to let us share his spectacular images with you!
According to his Facebook page, "For the past ten years Suren has also enjoyed teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School." His close up photos of the human eye shows the intense spirit that his photographic interests span and the incredibly good reach that his own eye has through the lens.
Macro photography is commonly referred to as a unique form of taking photographs that involves close up pictures of small objects to make the finish product look life-sized. For us as hunters, this can help us to not only see the incredible beauty of the eyes of the animals we hunt, but to also get an idea of how our prey animals see us in the field.
Without getting into theoretical physics and mathematics (two of many other disciplines that Manvelyan also dabbles in), we'll just show you some of the excellent photographs and let you decide for yourself how amazing they really are.
Albino Tiger Python
Crayfish not only have good eyesight, but as with all crustaceans they can move their eyes independently from one another. Their compound eyes give them an almost 360 degree line of vision, and since they can see some colors such as blue and red, it's no wonder that they are so hard to catch.
Another puzzle: would you like to guess?Answer: horse
This one is really difficult to guess...Answer: hyena.
I don't think that anybody will have problems to guess this one:)))
Would you like to guess the owner of this eye?
Common Basilisk (Central American lizard)
One of the most amazing eyes I have ever photographed!Try to guess owner...
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Mouflon sheep have "binocular vision [that] is limited to a relatively small facial arc of 60 percent; only in this area can they see any depth of field; in the rest of their visual arc, mouflon can mainly just perceive movement."
Armenian muflonThanks to Yerevan Zoo for being so kind and for providing animals.
HippoThanks to Yerevan Zoo for being so kind and provide animals.
Deer have a reduced ability to see colors, but one of their leading methods to defeat a hunter is the field of vision that they have which is much larger than a human being. Still, deer have about 20/40 vision, but even with wider set eyes that don't allow for sharpness, they do allow them to see more area. You can find more information right here.
Guess the owner!P.S. You can see the bars of the cage reflected in the eye.
Catfish not only have good eyesight, but they can be very visual feeders as well, seeing particular colors very well, such as blue, pink, and chartreuse. Cats are sensitive to both light and dark, meaning an angler should always be aware of casting their shadow on the water while targeting them.
Can you guess the owner of this eye?(sorry for bad quality, it was really very difficult shot)Գլխի կընկնեք այս աչքը որ կենդանուն է պատկանում:
Suren Manvelyan's stunning pictures have been published everywhere from the National Geographic, Nature, and Yahoo! to Die Zeit, The Sun, Daily Mail, and The Independent. Even the Telegraph, La Republica, Liberation, Guardian, Wired, Huffington Post, Discovery Magazine, The Shortlist, DT Magazine, and MAXIM have printed his amazing photos.
His photographic work of the human eye can also be seen on the Behance website under the category of "Your Beautiful Eyes." This amazing artist plays five different musical instruments including the guitar, cello, piano, block flute, and lyre. He also has taught physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School.
We can't thank Suren Manvelyan enough for sharing his beautiful pictures with us and we are waiting with bated breath for more!