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It's the Eye of the Tiger
October 14, 2011 5:03 PM   Subscribe

Photographer Suren Manvelyan posted a gallery of close-up photos he took of animals' eyes.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

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posted by gman (26 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Beautiful! The reptile ones are really interesting.
posted by JujuB at 5:13 PM on October 14, 2011


These are amazing, and so is the human eye gallery. Thanks for posting!
posted by biddeford at 5:29 PM on October 14, 2011


Goddammit, horse, an eye should not look like it has a mouth. At least there weren't any goats. Goddam horrorshow goat eyes.
posted by cortex at 5:30 PM on October 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


The inky blackness ringed by the fiery filaments....it's sucking my soul out....
posted by lazaruslong at 5:31 PM on October 14, 2011


ovoid pupils / iris apertures are horrifying, indeed.
posted by exlotuseater at 5:33 PM on October 14, 2011


I had no idea horse eyes contained the world's most beautiful and most minuscule lakes.
posted by ORthey at 5:35 PM on October 14, 2011


I love how the first husky eyes looks like a windswept snowy landscape. Apt.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 5:36 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I know the horizontal pupils are adaptations for scanning the horizon, but what are the vertical ones for?
posted by cmoj at 5:39 PM on October 14, 2011


my favorite siamese eye is from LOTR!
posted by HuronBob at 5:41 PM on October 14, 2011


I think the husky with heterochromia is my favorite
posted by toodleydoodley at 5:49 PM on October 14, 2011


Missing my favorite: Cuttlefish Eye!
posted by Scientist at 5:51 PM on October 14, 2011


Oh, and Mantis Shrimp Eyes! Freaky and awesome!
posted by Scientist at 5:53 PM on October 14, 2011


This is one of those "bookmark it before you get to the bottom of the first page" links.
posted by Trurl at 6:21 PM on October 14, 2011


Those pictures are the most horrifyingly beautiful things I've ever seen.
posted by littlesq at 6:22 PM on October 14, 2011


Nope, it's Chuck Testa!
posted by cjorgensen at 6:24 PM on October 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Are you happy to see me or just happy to see me?
posted by Splunge at 6:32 PM on October 14, 2011


Vertical eye slits are adaptions for tracking fast-moving prey.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:39 PM on October 14, 2011


I never thought I'd say this, but the snail is apparently the animal with the least disgusting eyes.
posted by enlarged to show texture at 7:24 PM on October 14, 2011


Horse eyes are just horrifying. Thanks THE RING
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 7:44 PM on October 14, 2011


so so so beautiful
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:37 PM on October 14, 2011


anyone look at the HUMAN eyes? they're terrifying/disgusting/gorgeous. I had no idea.

now i have to go stare at my wife's pupils for a while.
posted by Erroneous at 10:58 PM on October 14, 2011


In certain Asian countries, this is what the menu behind the counter looks like.
posted by tumid dahlia at 1:50 AM on October 15, 2011


O _ o
posted by mazola at 7:42 AM on October 15, 2011


Ah, Jesus! I study vision and these images still creep the shit out of me.
posted by tickingclock at 7:46 AM on October 15, 2011


Is anyone else noticing a trend that's relative to pupil width and predatory nature?
posted by Evernix at 7:51 AM on October 15, 2011


No no no - here's what needs to happen:

You need to view this page while Led Zeppelin's Ocean song is playing at the same time.

Serious.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 2:05 PM on October 15, 2011


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