Five creatures with the coolest eyes in the world.

You have to be impressed with the abilities of some animals eyes. We thought we would share with you some of the coolest and strangest eyes in the animal kingdom. This is a good one to share with your kids too.

CHAMELEON: These colourful reptiles have 360-degree vision. Their eyelids are fused to their eyeballs and can also change colour, giving them even better camouflage abilities. They have very sharp eyesight and can even see ultraviolet light.

CHAMELEON: These colourful reptiles have 360-degree vision. Their eyelids are fused to their eyeballs and can also change colour, giving them even better camouflage abilities. They have very sharp eyesight and can even see ultraviolet light.

DRAGONFLY: With eyes big enough to act like a helmet on their heads, it’s no surprise that dragonflies have a very good sense of sight. They also have 360-degree vision, are great at detecting different colours and can see polarised light.

DRAGONFLY: With eyes big enough to act like a helmet on their heads, it’s no surprise that dragonflies have a very good sense of sight. They also have 360-degree vision, are great at detecting different colours and can see polarised light.

LEAF-TAILED GECKO: These incredible-looking creatures have eyes to match. They look like marbles. This helps them disguise themselves better. Leaf-tailed geckos have eyesight 350 times better than ours, making it one of the best pairs of eyes in the world. They have no eyelids, just protective membranes which they clean with their tongues.

LEAF-TAILED GECKO: These incredible-looking creatures have eyes to match. They look like marbles. This helps them disguise themselves better. Leaf-tailed geckos have eyesight 350 times better than ours, making it one of the best pairs of eyes in the world. They have no eyelids, just protective membranes which they clean with their tongues.

MANTIS SHRIMP: Not actually a shrimp, but a crustacean, this creature has the most complex eyes of all. Whereas humans have three colour receptors in their eyes, mantis shrimp have 12. They can also see ultraviolet, polarised and infrared light.

MANTIS SHRIMP: Not actually a shrimp, but a crustacean, this creature has the most complex eyes of all. Whereas humans have three colour receptors in their eyes, mantis shrimp have 12. They can also see in ultraviolet, polarised and infrared light.

TARSIER: This is the only primate that is fully predatorial, even though it looks like a cute and harmless animal. They have enormous eyes compared to the rest of their body – the biggest eyes relative to body size of all mammals. Each eye weighs more than its brain!

TARSIER: This is the only primate that is fully predatorial, even though it looks like a cute and harmless animal. They have enormous eyes compared to the rest of their body – the biggest eyes relative to body size of all mammals. Each eye weighs more than its brain!

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