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

for Stern

28 October, 2008

The eye of a nautilus mollusk. The lens-less pupil works rather like the aperture of a pinhole camera. 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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