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Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation (10 Photos)

The eyes of a Cuban rock iguana, a gargoyle gecko, a blue-eyed black lemur, a southern ground hornbill, a red-eyed tree frog, a domestic goat, a western lowland gorilla, and a human.

In the article, Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation, Ed Yong discusses the anatomy and evolution of eyes, assessing how a creature’s environment contributes to the function, form and appearance of its eyes. If we understand the structure of an animal’s eye, we have an idea of how the animal sees the world.

 

1. Cuban rock iguana (Cyclura nubile nubila)

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2. Southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

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3. Gargoyle gecko (Rhacodactylus auriculatus)

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4. Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

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5. Common ostrich (Struthio camelus)

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6. Blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons)

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7. Mossy leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sikorae)

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8. Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

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9. Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

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10. Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)

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