theoceaniswonderful:

Star walls macro 11_11 020 by Geoff Spiby
koryos:

The Functions of Different Pupil Shapes
There are a lot of different pupil shapes among vertebrates (and some invertebrates, too).
The eye itself is kind of a weird misshapen organ, particularly in land animals where it has had to compensate for, you know, the fact that it originally evolved in the water. Light passes differently through water than it does in air, not to mention that now we have to worry about our lenses- which have to be moist to properly function- drying out.But the focus (ha ha) today is on the pupil, the transparent bit inside the iris that allows light to enter the eye. Without it, our eyes would be functionless. With it, there are a whole bunch of different ways that animals can shape their vision- and their pupil- to their advantage.Of course, no two scientists seem to agree on exactly what these advantages are.
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koryos:

The Functions of Different Pupil Shapes

There are a lot of different pupil shapes among vertebrates (and some invertebrates, too).

The eye itself is kind of a weird misshapen organ, particularly in land animals where it has had to compensate for, you know, the fact that it originally evolved in the water. Light passes differently through water than it does in air, not to mention that now we have to worry about our lenses- which have to be moist to properly function- drying out.

But the focus (ha ha) today is on the pupil, the transparent bit inside the iris that allows light to enter the eye. Without it, our eyes would be functionless. With it, there are a whole bunch of different ways that animals can shape their vision- and their pupil- to their advantage.

Of course, no two scientists seem to agree on exactly what these advantages are.

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Sigourney Weaver looking to camera between takes on Aliens in 1985, London

Sigourney Weaver looking to camera between takes on Aliens in 1985, London

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drugsruleeverythingaroundme:

Who got the weed?
victoriousvocabulary:

PHYTOTHROPY [aka PHUTONTHROPY]
[noun]
the metamorphosis of humans into plants.
Etymology: ultimately derived from Greek phutón, “plant” + anthrōpos, “person, man”.
[Lenka Simeckova - Metamorphosis]

victoriousvocabulary:

PHYTOTHROPY [aka PHUTONTHROPY]

[noun]

the metamorphosis of humans into plants.

Etymology: ultimately derived from Greek phutón, “plant” + anthrōpos, “person, man”.

[Lenka Simeckova - Metamorphosis]

victoriousvocabulary:

VANITAS VANITATUM
[noun]
"Vanity of Vanities"; used in the sense of referring to the futility, meaningless or transient nature of life.
Etymology: ultimately from Latin vānus.
[Agostino Arrivabene]

victoriousvocabulary:

VANITAS VANITATUM

[noun]

"Vanity of Vanities"; used in the sense of referring to the futility, meaningless or transient nature of life.

Etymology: ultimately from Latin vānus.

[Agostino Arrivabene]

drxgonfly:

Perched Pongo by dcumminsusa on Flickr.

caliwavves:

which one is jesus

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