We all know that different types of animals have different types of sensual awareness. While this doesn’t exactly turn them into superpowered beings, it can significantly change how they see the world and move around in it.
Let’s take a look at how some animals see the world so we can feel unevolved.
Donkeys Can Almost See 360°
Due to the horizontal placement of their eyes, donkeys – like most other “prey” like horses and goats – can see almost the full 360°.
Spiders See Ultraviolet
This makes the little critters more visually adept than humans. They also appear to be able to visually memorize where their prey is hiding to ambush it later.
Snakes See Heat Signatures
Snakes, like Solid Snake, Venom Snake, Liquid Snake and Solidus Snake, can see heat signatures. This makes them very adept at infiltration and espionage.
Giant Clams Live In A World Of Blobs
Giant clams possess hundreds of tiny pinhole eyes that can’t make out shapes or forms, but do have color vision. This means that every eye will only project a single color – not necessarily the same as the eye next to it.
Migratory Birds See Magnetic Fields
More specifically, they see the magnetic field of the planet. And this is next to their already superior color perception (they have red, green, blue and ultraviolet receptors).
Small Animals See The World In Slow Motion
Ever wonder why it’s so hard to swat a fly? Well, they see the world 400% faster than us, which means we move at 25% speed relative to them. That’s freakishly slow.
Bees See Hidden Patterns In Flower Petals
Actually, bees have a vision that’s very comparable to humans. While we see red, green and blue, bees see blue, green and ultraviolet. It’s the difference between the red tones and the ultraviolet that allows bees to see the patterns in flower petals.
Bats And Dolphins See Sound Waves
Seeing sound turns bats and dolphins into amazing breathing sonar devices with amazing echolocation ability.