How Do Animals See The World?

I find this completely fascinating. As the owner of a black lab, I’m always wondering what the world looks like through his eyes. Is it just black-and-white? Are things blurry? Can he see at night?

Thanks to a fabulous new infographic by Mezzmer, I now know that my dear Cole sees things quite a bit differently. In fact, nearly all animals see things different from us humans. Check out the ‘horse vision’ area too. That’s pretty crazy that they essentially have a big ol’ black bar going vertically down their line of sight.

This infographic is great for science teachers, curious students, and anyone who has or loves animals. I’ll never look at the world the same way again.

3 Comments

  1. mpmatheu

    April 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I thought Horses could see green quite well. Also their eyes on the sides of their heads because they are prey animals and this maximizes their range of vision to help avoid being caught off guard by a predator, not because they are large. Rabbits and rodents also have their eyes on the sides of their heads.

  2. KKK

    April 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

    seems like you confused the wavelengths…UV is not 700nm-1mm and infrared is not 10nm-400

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