2009 Photo Contest, Nature, 3rd prize

Hans-Jürgen and Heidi Koch

for Stern

23 October, 2008

The eye of a veiled chameleon. Chameleons' eyes work independently of each other, allowing the animal to look ahead and behind at the same time. They can also rotate through 90° vertically and 180° horizontally. As different species have adapted to meet specific needs and inhabit varied environments, the eye has evolved with an extraordinary diversity of specialization.

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Hans-Jürgen and Heidi Koch

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