The eye of a lobster focuses reflected light onto the retina using a perfect geometric configuration of square tubes.

 

Lobster eye illustration. Artist: Emily Harrington. Copyright: All rights reserved. See gallery for details.

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Lobster in dim light. This doesnt show the features of the eyes.

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Created by Emily Harrington of eh illustration, http://www.ehillustration.com. This work shall be and remain at all times the shared property of Emily Harrington and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, and Emily Harrington grants to the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute a non‑terminating, nonexclusive, non‑limiting right to use the materials for educational purposes. Any use by outside parties requires permission from Emily Harrington and can be requested from [email protected] or through the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute.

Last Updated September 28, 2017