Animals See A Different World

Animals see a different world than what we humans do!!

Animals fights are very popular. One amongnst them is bullfighting. Bullfighting is usually associated with a bull getting angry with that red piece of cloth being waved in front of him, but can bull even differentiate red from other colors? It is commonly believed that many of these creatures are partially or fully colorblind and hence see the world in monochrome. You might have come across those socially widespread images asking you if the dress had a white and golden shade or a white and black shade. Was it hard to differentiate? Imagine having such a dilemma all the time!
Homo sapiens have been granted with a high resolution pair of eyes along with a great capability to differentiate colors, but animals and other creatures on this Earth’s surface couldn’t just bag it. Mentioned below is how the world is observed by these creatures.

1. Dogs

Animals - A dog's vision
A dog’s vision

It is a common misconception that dogs see the world in a boring monochromatic tone with just being able to distinguish between black and white, but wait. As was said, this is a MISCONCEPTION. As per the test results by the scientists and geeks of research laboratories throughout the world, it has been inferred that dogs can indeed distinguish between a few colours, a spectrum not as huge as humans can distinguish between. For humans, the colour distinction is between RGB (Red, Green, Blue), combination of which allows us to see millions of colors, but for dogs, the distinction lies just between blue, yellow and traces of brown as well, hence limiting the possibilities. Nevertheless, dogs can visualize a field of 250 degrees, as compared to the 190 degrees of humans.

2. Cats

Animals - A cat's vision
A cat’s vision

Considered to be the second most favorite pet after a dog, cats also can distinguish between a few colours of the spectrum. The receptors in the eyes of these adorable creatures are not that active towards the red end of the spectrum, but nonetheless, these creatures can readily distinguish between brownish, blue and yellow lights, as well as red and green lights, though the intensity of differentiation is not as prominent as it seems to be in humans.

3. Bee

Animals - A bee's vision
A bee’s vision

Yeah, we know bees are not actually animals, but the way bees see the world was worth mentioning. Bees have thousands of tiny lenses in each of its eye, which gives it a wide angle spectrum. It is believed that the perception speed of one’s mind depends upon the size of the creature. Smaller the size, slower is the perception, which is why, everything goes in slow motion in front of them. A much needed power when you are watching an episode of Sherlock indeed!

4. Bulls

Animals - bullfighting

Oh! So you are of the view that bulls get angry by the red color. Well yeah, if pondered upon, bulls are tired of humans waving that boring cloth in front of them all the time. But just a factual information, bulls are colorblind, not completely though. Bulls can distinguish blue color from others, and the spectrum of others is not huge for them. This is because the only color they can see is blue. Hence, it would not matter whether you are waving a red cloth in front of them or a green one, they would get angry by a waving cloth anyway.

5. Owls

Animals  - an owl
An owl

You seem to be Harry Potter fan. Even if you are not, this fact might amaze you up and inspire you to closely observe Harry’s pet. You might have heard that owls can see in the dark and hence are one of those nocturnal creatures that we come across. The reason that owls and other such creatures are able to see in the dark is a bit scientific. Firstly, if one observes closely, most of the nocturnal creatures have LARGE eyes, which allow entry of a fairly larger amount of light. Next, these creatures usually have a pigment called tapetum in their retina, which allows them utilize the meager amount of light in the most effective manner.

6. Birds

Animals - bird

We are not talking about owls in this, though it is also a bird. Taking out a few exceptions, birds can focus on one particular thing even when they are miles away. The foremost thing is birds have quadruple cone cells, which allows them distinguish between red, green, blue and ultraviolet light as well. Moreover, almost all of these birds have sharper vision than humans. This is why, a large eagle has the capability of seeing the prey 2.5 times better than we would have been able to observe.

7. Snake

Animals - a snake
A snake

Snakes are easy to handle if taken proper care of. And for these creatures, eyes are just too mainstream. Though snakes do have vision, but it is not that furbished and lag in capturing slow movements. But they would capture a sudden movement in their eyes. Then how do they catch their prey is what you ask, then it must be said that though they lag in visual sense, but they excel in sensing heat waves around them. Studies show that snakes generally use their infrared senses to locate their prey, and the location is usually quite accurate!
Despite of all the blessings we have, which includes the perfect vision that most of the human beings on this Earth’s surface have, we still curse everyone and everything around us. Instead of this cursing, we should just be thankful to the evolution era for making us such a near-to-perfect creature. We can’t call us perfect as we still don’t know what evolution will happen in the coming few years. Here is a video that showcases the vision of a few of these creatures or animals as per scientific researches and discoveries.