2009 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 3rd prize
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Hans-Jürgen and Heidi Koch

for Stern

17 February, 2008

The eye of a peacock mantis shrimp is one of the most complex in the animal kingdom. It enables exact calculation of distance and can perceive ultra-violet and polarized light. 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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