08 August 2011

Why you can't sneak up on a grasshopper

Assuming these eyes are symmetric front-to-back, this South American grasshopper must have virtually panoramic vision.

Cute face, BTW.

Photo credit to Alex Wild, an entomologist/myrmecologist and the author of the new Compound Eye photography blog at Scientific American.  Via animals, animals, animals.


  1. Binho (from Brazil)August 8, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Will be a 3D Pixar ?

  2. I have to admit, just looking at him made me smile. Agree with Binho, looks like he came from a Pixar movie. He seems to have personality just in a still photo.


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