Some animals need a piercing view to hunt, escape predators or take care of their young. Humans can, of course, have a high-quality vision, but Mother Nature has given some animals a vision that humans will probably never have! Discover some animals that have an incredible view:
The tarsier is a small nocturnal animal that can be found in the humid forests of Southeast Asia. He has two enormous eyes compared to the rest of his body (if our eyes were proportionally as big as those of the tarsier, they would be the size of a grapefruit.These gigantic eyes are fixed in the skull and can not turn in their orbits but to compensate for this, the tarsier has a very flexible neck and can rotate its head 180 ° The tarsier has an extremely sharp view and superb night vision, it has even been suggested that this animal could see ultraviolet light.
Chameleons are known for their ability to change color, an ability that helps them communicate and express their intentions and moods to other chameleons. These lizards also have very unusual eyes, their eyelids are welded and cover almost the entire eyeball, except for a small hole where they get to see through. Each eye can be moved independently of the other. Thus, chameleons can watch an insect while ensuring that a predator does not arrive from behind. This means that the chameleon has a 360 ° field of view! When the chameleon sees potential prey, it focuses both eyes in the same direction, thus obtaining a stereoscopic vision.
The arrival of the dragonfly is often a sign that summer will point the tip of his nose! Dragonflies have the most amazing eyes of the animal world! They are so big that they cover almost the entire head of the dragonflies and offer a 360 ° field of view! Their eyes are made up of 30,000 visual units called "ommatidies". They can detect colors, polarized light and they are ultra-sensitive to movement, allowing you to quickly discover any prey.
Of course, we are not talking about your big cat who lounging in front of the tv on the couch but rather wild cats like lions, tigresses, leopards... Some scientists explain that felines have excellent night vision thanks to a reflective wall at the back of their eyes called tapetum lucidum. When the cats go hunting at nightfall, this coat increases the clarity of their vision, thus facilitating their life on the hunt!