The eyes of animals look a lot like alien worlds

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Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan's Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist's rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie.

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The eye above belongs to a catfish. You would be forgiven if you thought it was a still from Prometheus.

You can see more of Manvelyan's work here. The first two parts in the Animal Eyes series can be found here and here. Stunning.

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Blackspotted puffer

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Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish

Illustration for article titled The eyes of animals look a lot like alien worlds
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Weedy Scorpionfish

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Garden Boa

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Porcupine Puffer Fish

Illustration for article titled The eyes of animals look a lot like alien worlds
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Octopus

Suren Manvelyan is a photographer with interests that span from macro to portraits, creative photo projects, landscape, and much more. He also teaches physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School.

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This is part of a series in which we are featuring futuristic, alien-looking or just plain awesome images of landscapes, cityscapes, objects or food. If you are a photographer with such work, pleasedrop me a line here.

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