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How do animal eyes see the world?

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“All the time, billions of animal eyes are peering out into the world. All of these are doing basically the same thing: detecting light. And yet animal eyes come in the most spectacular range of styles, shapes, and sizes.”

Watch How Animals See the World, a video exploration of how animals “evolved eyes in incredibly diverse ways and for different purposes.”

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Science writer Ed Yong shares some highlights in this episode of The Atlantic‘s animated Animalism series.

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