Posts tagged eyes

Talk about having eyes on the back of your head!

Talk about having eyes on the back of your head!

Trivia question-listen up. What do goats, sheep octopus and toads have in common??

Trivia question-listen up. What do goats, sheep octopus and toads have in common??

Them There Eyes: Glorious Insects. New on njwight.com this morning.
http://www.njwight.com/2013/04/them-there-eyes-glorious-insects/
Bees, butterflies, leafhoppers, dragonflies…colourful compound eyes staring right at you. If you are into insects I think you will enjoy! And of course, please feel free to spread it around. :-)

Them There Eyes: Glorious Insects. New on njwight.com this morning.

http://www.njwight.com/2013/04/them-there-eyes-glorious-insects/

Bees, butterflies, leafhoppers, dragonflies…colourful compound eyes staring right at you. If you are into insects I think you will enjoy! And of course, please feel free to spread it around. :-)

I love goats! They have rectangular pupils. For more Goat Bits, take a look at today’s blog post. http://www.njwight.com/2013/04/goat-bits/

I love goats! They have rectangular pupils. For more Goat Bits, take a look at today’s blog post. http://www.njwight.com/2013/04/goat-bits/

Snowy

Snowy

The glorious texture of elephants…

The glorious texture of elephants…

Sophie is quite old and her health has been suffering a little lately. This was my first chance to photograph her as she has always been inside. I am struck by how much character her tiny face has. It is astonishing to me. She looks like a little old lady. I am so grateful I get a chance to volunteer here.
faunachimps:

This is Ms. Sophie, the matriarch of the monkey house at Fauna. She is a charming cinnamon capuchin with such an incredibly emotional face. She shares the house with Newton, a rhesus macaque.

Sophie is quite old and her health has been suffering a little lately. This was my first chance to photograph her as she has always been inside. I am struck by how much character her tiny face has. It is astonishing to me. She looks like a little old lady. I am so grateful I get a chance to volunteer here.

faunachimps:

This is Ms. Sophie, the matriarch of the monkey house at Fauna. She is a charming cinnamon capuchin with such an incredibly emotional face. She shares the house with Newton, a rhesus macaque.

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”  - Coco Chanel

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”  - Coco Chanel

Macro Monday: Living on the edge…

Macro Monday: Living on the edge…

Good Macro Monday morning to you mortals.

For more macro butterfly eyes and wings:
http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/20167245030/butterfly-wing
http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/20344479450/butterfly-blues-for-macro-monday
http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/10978080095/morpho
Odd little farm animal fact - goats have rectangular pupils. When dilated these slits cover 320 – 340 degrees, as opposed to our round little human pupils that only cover 160-210. This means they can see virtually all around them without having to move so they are aware when a wayward rooster may be approaching. Animals with rectangular pupils (actually, many animals with hooves) can also see better at night due to having larger pupils that can be closed more tightly during the day to restrict light. And it is these rectangular pupils my friends, that make the goat and the octopus see eye-to-eye! (That is correct. The octopus also has rectangular pupils.)

Odd little farm animal fact - goats have rectangular pupils. When dilated these slits cover 320 – 340 degrees, as opposed to our round little human pupils that only cover 160-210. This means they can see virtually all around them without having to move so they are aware when a wayward rooster may be approaching. Animals with rectangular pupils (actually, many animals with hooves) can also see better at night due to having larger pupils that can be closed more tightly during the day to restrict light. And it is these rectangular pupils my friends, that make the goat and the octopus see eye-to-eye! (That is correct. The octopus also has rectangular pupils.)

Woot! He opened his eyes today. (Likey just trying to determine if it was the same annoying person pressed up against his tree snapping twigs and crunching snow during his nap time. No appreciation whatsoever for how sore my neck gets looking up and  waiting for just a wink or a nod.)

Woot! He opened his eyes today. (Likey just trying to determine if it was the same annoying person pressed up against his tree snapping twigs and crunching snow during his nap time. No appreciation whatsoever for how sore my neck gets looking up and  waiting for just a wink or a nod.)