Top Five Animals with the Most Stunning Eyes

You’ve probably been entranced by eyes – known as windows to the soul – before; but have any of them been from an animal’s? Undeserved to be overlooked, here are a couple of creatures from the animal kingdom with eyes known to astound:

I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Starting with the fifth…

Starting with the fifth…

Owls

Did you know owls’ eyes are fixed in their sockets? Which means their eye movements within their sockets are very limited – so instead they turn their entire head to see in different directions. They have forward-facing eyes which gives them well-developed binocular vision.


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Not only do they own pairs of incredible eyes, they also can manage quirky facial expressions…The next up are the…


Cuttlefish

Perhaps beautiful in a different sense are the eyes of the cuttlefish. Not a conventional look for the visual organ but they are known to have eyes that look like a squiggly ‘W’. Despite its deviance from what you would expect an eye to look like, their eyes are one of the most developed in the animal kingdom. (Did I mention they have green blood?)


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In third place we have…

Husky

Perhaps back on familiar ground, the spectacular eyes of the husky should be no surprise to anyone fortunate enough to have seen them. Many huskies are known to have the condition of heterochromia – different colored pupils; apart from their breathtaking eyes they are also known to be gentle, friendly and intelligent.


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We’re almost there but in second place are the…

Cats

Another common domestic animal – but should not be overlooked nonetheless! They possess some of the most dazzling eyes with colors that vary from yellow to blue; complete with their agile limbs and a huggable body it’s no wonder they have been kept as pets as long as 9500 years ago. By the way do you know the nose pad of a cat has a unique pattern just like a human’s fingerprint?


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Finally in first place we have…

Frogs and Toads

Okay, technically they’re different species so this is more of a tie – but a justified one, just take a look. They are known to have iris colors: green, brown, red, bronze, silver and even gold. As if that wasn’t enough, they also have different shapes as well from the familiar round pupils to horizontal-shaped pupils (adapted for day vision), vertical pupils (that looks like a line, which are great for night vision) , heart shape pupils (aw), triangular pupils and even star-shaped ones.


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* Another list has been put together thanks to your suggestions! Take a look if you have the time.

http://scienceray.com/biology/a-further-top-five-animals-with-the-most-stunning-eyes/

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  1. Frank Knoxville Says...

    On September 10, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Awesome!


  2. acecampillo Says...

    On September 10, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    They are all beautiful! Nice article!


  3. Shorty220 Says...

    On September 10, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    WOW!!! This is SOOOOOOOO cool!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
    Thanx soooooooo much for it!!!


  4. torpedo Says...

    On September 10, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    women eyes are just more beautiful and powerful than any other eyes.

    I´m sorry but no animal can make me feel that beautiness


  5. valli Says...

    On September 10, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Fantastic!


  6. Ducky Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 12:57 am

    What a great article. I couldn’t help but pause over the photo’s admiring the eyes you describe. Thanks!


  7. zamuro57 Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 2:25 am

    exelent and the lemur


  8. RJ Evans Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Great stuff – really enjoyed reading this. The pictures were awesome!


  9. momonline Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 8:31 am

    I have a husky who has the most beutiful blue eye’s you could imagine. Thanks for sharing.


  10. ME Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 9:14 am

    yop!
    Gorgeous pictures. I’ve never really noticed some of it before. Thou hast opened mine eyes to a whole new world


  11. Jennifer Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    What about goats?


  12. fenrisswolf Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Really nice, altough I would have loved to see some gecko eyes like this one too:

    http://images.wildmadagascar.org/pictures/ranomafana/Uroplatus-fimbriatus-001.gif


  13. Erick Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    This isn’t a house cat, but it’s feline nonetheless, and has amazing eyes.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2007/11/071129094756-large.jpg


  14. Lost in Arizona Says...

    On September 11, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Great eyes, although my babies are still prettier..lol.


  15. Saint Splattergut Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 12:05 am

    torpedo:

    Save that comment for Jocelyn Wildenstein, Romeo.


  16. Nelson Doyle Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 12:56 am

    Excellent article and equally awesome subject. I personally think that big cats (Loins and tigers)have stunning eyes. Well, and the girl next door:)


  17. ThisNachoIsCalledNic Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Wow, thanks everyone! I never would have thought this many people would read and like it! I was expecting like 3 pageviews…This is crazy haha, I really appreciate all your wonderful comments and support!

    This is really my first article and I would love to hear all you experienced writer’s advice! Thanks alot again!!


  18. ThisNachoIsCalledNic Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 4:01 am

    By the way thanks for links and suggestions you guys – I’ll look into them!


  19. SeventhSibling Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 6:39 am

    What striking images! Great list.


  20. Evileine Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 8:43 am

    You forgot goats! Have you ever looked into the eyes of a goat? Very alien and beautiful.


  21. rascat1 Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Fantastic pictures!


  22. Lauren Axelrod Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Great photographs. Interesting piece for a first timer. Welcome to Triond!


  23. Denny Lyon Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    What a unique idea for an article and so photo rich! Thanks for a fun easy romp thru the animal kingdom! ~ d


  24. feesh Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Great article & pictures, very interesting! Keep it up.


  25. dooflotchie Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Although I don’t find loricariid catfish very attractive really, their eyes are pretty cool. They have an “omega iris” which protects their sensitive eyes in bright light conditions.

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2025/2395245904_b52955a3b6.jpg?v=0
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/136/359155820_3980dee1b1.jpg?v=0


  26. acecampillo Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    I have read in your profile that you are just new but you already made it to the hot users and hot contents lists. You have written your article well, good job. God Bless You!

    I hope you could also visit some of my articles. Thanks.


  27. Karen N Says...

    On September 12, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Awesome pictures!


  28. Sydney Hazelton Says...

    On September 13, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Congrats on getting on the Hot Content! This is really a great article! I love it. Where do you get the pics from?


  29. badangel Says...

    On September 13, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    u forgot the white tiger


  30. iakul Says...

    On September 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Congrats on making it to the Hot Content.
    Extra props for being a new writer on Triond.
    Extra extra props for being a Mylot user :P


  31. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 3:19 am

    cool stuff and a very warm welcome for a newcomer who made it right away at the highest post,now all you have to do is to keep it up….congrats


  32. brokenXangel12 Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 10:48 am

    sweet


  33. Salia Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    If you look close enough at the first cuttlefish picture, you can see a penguin, it’s really cool, good job, and we new writers have to stick together^^


  34. Paul Corvus Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Goats should be on this list! Good list though, great pictures.


  35. Kim Buck Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Awesome photography.


  36. Allura Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Extremely Alluring!


  37. Giovanna Says...

    On September 16, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Sapos… éca!


  38. Sonny M Says...

    On September 16, 2008 at 11:35 am

    AMAZING….really good research….keep it up….looking forward to more.


  39. susan Says...

    On September 16, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    cool!!!


  40. celsoCascavel Says...

    On September 16, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    …ainda bem que pelo menos neste mundo a natureza é perfeita!!
    CD.´.


  41. dhika Says...

    On September 16, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    nice… wonderfull…..


  42. kaltrin Says...

    On September 17, 2008 at 10:02 am

    sweat they did a great job


  43. Jessica Rowe Says...

    On September 17, 2008 at 11:00 am

    These are way cool, what great photos


  44. Jerry Seaver Says...

    On September 17, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Very nice article. I’m new @ triond and your picks are great


  45. goodselfme Says...

    On September 17, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Tremendously great pics. I admire the time it took to put these together too. Your posting is good too. Thank you!


  46. C. Jordan Says...

    On September 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Well done. Great way of putting thse pictures together.I too only put up my fist articles yesterday.


  47. annaoftx@gmail.com Says...

    On September 18, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Great article. However, you need to change the grammar to read creatures have, not has. “Creatures” would be the plural tense. There should also be a comma after the word “Well.” Sorry, but I am a stickler for correct grammar and believe that poor grammar detracts from the value of the story or article.

    I think the owl’s eyes are a bit creepy, but loved the rest. Keep up the good work. What are you planning for your next article? Do you consider yourself a writer, a photographer, or both?


  48. farkasklara Says...

    On September 19, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Gratulalok,allati jo képek!!!Very good!!


  49. Liane Schmidt Says...

    On September 19, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Wonderful article, pictures and commentary. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece. And the frog’s eyes, I never really thought about that much before, but they look like precious stones! And I didn’t know cuttlefish had a W shape in their eyes! So interesting – exceptional work!

    Blessings & best wishes.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.


  50. nic Says...

    On September 29, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    …oh and what about the fluttery eyelashed eyes of a Giraffe?


  51. Nadia Says...

    On September 29, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Que ojos tan impresionantes y lindos para mi todos los animales son hermosos = )


  52. Mariah Says...

    On October 2, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Oh, amazing! How beautiful….I liked the owls and frogs and toads best though. I just adore eyes!


  53. Lindalulu Says...

    On October 3, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Awesome!


  54. BC Doan Says...

    On November 22, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Great images!


  55. qwertyuio Says...

    On February 19, 2009 at 7:33 am

    wow………………………………………………………………………………………….great image


  56. Lucia Says...

    On February 22, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    love the frog!


  57. Ava Says...

    On April 3, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    My cat is blind I think..


  58. yourmomstit Says...

    On April 22, 2009 at 10:31 am

    u suck


  59. tini Says...

    On July 13, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Hi..really nice photos…
    Hope you don;t mind if i use several topic/sources from your page ..to use in my blog..coz it really nice to share..TQ


  60. lollip0p Says...

    On July 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    the category husky..

    .i love it..

    specially the cats


  61. Charles Nick Says...

    On October 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Excellent images.With your kind permission can I use some of your images on my blog.
    Seo Tools


  62. merav Says...

    On November 10, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Nice pictures!
    I really like animals eyes as well. I took some pictures at the zoo, where I work, and made badges out of them. you’re most welcomed to visit my website: http://nemalim.com/?p=69 presented on my cat…


  63. Priscila Says...

    On January 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Fantastic…The Best…


  64. Miranda Says...

    On February 15, 2010 at 10:11 am

    WOW, those are some neat pictures!
    My fav. would have to be the husky\’s eyes and the owl\’s, they were truly spectacular!!


  65. bob Says...

    On March 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Veeeddddddddy goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!


  66. parri Says...

    On March 29, 2010 at 4:21 am

    great its fantastic,marveloous thank u soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much its too lovely.woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


  67. jesson Says...

    On May 24, 2010 at 1:09 am

    wow, nice eye,…


  68. colette Says...

    On September 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    awesome also the octopus with their rectangular pupil is very cool


  69. Jessica Says...

    On February 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Giraffe eyes are beautiful , i just wanted to add (:


  70. abdul rahim Says...

    On March 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

    thank you for your wonderful animal eye………..


  71. Lolana Says...

    On July 4, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Goats should be here they have beautiful eyes with RECTANGLER pupils. I love the Owl eyes most though :) and the Huskys .


  72. DJ Says...

    On December 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    goats!


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