Here’s an older drawing I never posted. It was inspired by the WNYC’s Radiolab episode about Light. That episode features the mantis shrimp as having the most advanced eyes of all animals on earth.
It’s pretty fascinating, if you don’t know the podcast you can check it out here.
THE STRANGEST ANIMALS IN THE WORLD
#1 - Mantis Shrimp
Mantis shrimp can see polarized and ultraviolet light and see threedimensional even with only a single eye (that’s because of the double-bulged shape of the eye).
They are known to be quite aggressive. Some species have club-equipped forearms which they use to smash their prey’s shell or even to destroy aquarium walls if held captive.
3 months ago | Tags: radiolab Mantis Shrimp