01 April 2013

Eye of a chameleon

I wonder if those little nodular structures have any ocular/visual function, or whether their sole purpose is to contribute to the camouflage?

Credit: Daniel Heuclin/Photoshot/Solent, via The Telegraph.


  1. The colorful nodes around the central eyeball are the joined eyelids, so those are skin. Not with any visual function, just a protective one.

  2. Does this pattern fit with phi, similar to sunflowers or pineapples?


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