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LM of the facets of a dragonflys compound eye

LM of the facets of a dragonflys compound eye


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LM of the facets of a dragonflys compound eye

Science Photo Library features Science and Medical images including photos and illustrations

Media ID 6422376

© JOHN WALSH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Animal Body Compound Eyes Dragon Fly Sight Vision Light Micrograph


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This print from Science Photo Library showcases the intricate beauty of a dragonfly's compound eye. The image, taken using a light microscope, reveals the mesmerizing details of this remarkable insect's vision system. The compound eye is composed of numerous tiny facets or lenses called ommatidia, which are visible in stunning clarity within the photograph. Each facet captures and processes light independently, providing the dragonfly with an extraordinary panoramic view of its surroundings. The vibrant colors and delicate structures depicted in this print highlight not only the complexity but also the elegance of nature's design. It serves as a reminder that even seemingly small creatures possess incredible anatomical features that enable them to navigate their environment with precision. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this image offers valuable insights into animal physiology and visual perception. Dragonflies rely heavily on their exceptional eyesight for hunting prey and avoiding predators while in flight. By studying these fascinating organisms' compound eyes, scientists gain a deeper understanding of how different species perceive light and interpret visual information. Science Photo Library continues to provide us with awe-inspiring glimpses into the natural world through their exceptional collection of scientific images like this one – capturing moments that inspire curiosity about our planet's astonishing diversity.

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