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, 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