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The Eyes Have It: Armenian Photo Artist Suren Manvelyan Shares His Incredible Pictures of Animal Eyes

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!

His Facebook and Instagram pages have hundreds of pictures posted on them, and this professional photographer has a list of creative photo projects a mile long.

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.

Husky

Left eye of husky dog Hannah

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, September 4, 2011

Caiman

Caiman eye.

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, September 5, 2011

Albino Tiger Python

Eye of tiger python (albino).

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Black Rabbit

Eye of black rabbit.

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, September 9, 2011

Crocodile

Crocodile

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Siam Cat

Siam cat

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, September 26, 2011

Sterlet (Sturgeon)

Guess whose eye?Answer: sterlet.

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crayfish

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.

Guess whose eye?Answer: crayfish

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, September 30, 2011

Horse

Another puzzle: would you like to guess?Answer: horse

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, September 30, 2011

Hyena

This one is really difficult to guess...Answer: hyena.

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Saturday, October 1, 2011

Snail

I don't think that anybody will have problems to guess this one:)))

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, October 2, 2011

Iguana

Time to guess owner...:))

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, October 3, 2011

Guinea Pig

Time to guess new eye!Guinea pig

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stingray

Guess whos?

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, November 21, 2011

Sailfin Tang 

Eye of corral fish Zebrasoma Veliferum

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lemur

Lemur catta

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mongoose

Mangust

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, March 19, 2012

Blue-Yellow Macaw

Blue-yellow macaw parrot

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, May 7, 2012

Lark

Lark

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, June 3, 2012

Duck

Duck

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, July 8, 2012

White-Nose Macaque

White-nose macaque

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lama

Lama eye

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, November 30, 2012

Cow

Guess who's eye!

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pekinese 

Would you like to guess the owner of this eye?

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Saturday, December 22, 2012

Garden Boa

Garden boa

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gecko

Guess who's eye!

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Common Basilisk (Central American lizard)

The next challenge to guess

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, March 15, 2013

Tokay Gecko

One of the most amazing eyes I have ever photographed!Try to guess owner...

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chinchilla

Chinchinlla

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, March 22, 2013

Owl

OWL

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fennec Fox

Fennec fox

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, March 29, 2013

Raven

Raven

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, April 1, 2013

Red-Eared Turtle

red eared TURTLE

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Flying Possum

FLYING POSSUM

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hornbill

Whose eye?

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Anoles Lizard

Next challenge!Not late to join photoschool:https://www.facebook.com/events/178937435587997/

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Parrot

Parrot

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mouflon Sheep

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.

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hippo

HippoThanks to Yerevan Zoo for being so kind and provide animals.

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, April 21, 2013

Crane

CraneThanks to Yerevan Zoo for their support!

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Camel

Camel!Thanks to Yerevan Zoo!

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, April 26, 2013

Rhesus Monkey

Macaca rezusThanks to Yerevan Zoo!

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Black Kite

Black kite

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Deer

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.

David's deer

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, May 6, 2013

Peacock

Peacock

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cobra

Cobra

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

White Doe

White doe

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cameroon Goat

Camerunian goat

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gopher

Guess the owner!

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Red-Bellied Racer

SNAKE Dolichophis schmidti

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, July 22, 2013

Jackal

Guess the owner!P.S. You can see the bars of the cage reflected in the eye.

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, August 12, 2013

Little Owl

Owl Athene noctua

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, September 9, 2013

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Saturday, December 14, 2013

Puffer Fish

Puffer fish

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Scorpion Fish

Scorpion fish

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Monday, April 28, 2014

Octopus

Octopus

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, May 9, 2014

Catfish

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.

Catfish

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Friday, June 6, 2014

Rockfish

Rockfish

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thornback Ray

Thornback ray

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Broomtail Wrasse

Broomtail wrasse fish

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lobster

Lobster

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Saturday, November 22, 2014

School Shark

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:

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lionfish

Lionfish

Posted by Suren Manvelyan on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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!

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The Eyes Have It: Armenian Photo Artist Suren Manvelyan Shares His Incredible Pictures of Animal Eyes