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All Eyes on You
 
Dendrochirus brachypterus , Dwarf Lionfish

Dendrochirus brachypterus, Dwarf Lionfish

I have what feels like a bazillion underwater photos, mostly macros of slow moving critters.  So here is a small collection of animals with strange eyes from Wakatobi, Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia.  Starting with the green lightning of the dwarf lionfish.

Cymbacephalus Beauforts,  Crocodilefish

Cymbacephalus Beauforts, Crocodilefish

The crocodilefish is fun to shoot, with their pajama pattern, long, grumpy face, and pretty low-key demeanor, but their eyes are world famous.  Apparently, that lacy iris helps them camouflage.

These Porcupinefish are possibly the sweetest looking little ones ever!  All of there eyes were glittery.

Porcupinefish

Porcupinefish

Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp

These two, the mantis shrimp and the cuttle fish are probably my two favorite animals and they both have crazy eyes!  

Cuttle Fish

Cuttle Fish