Peacock Mantis Shrimp have the most complex eyes in the whole animal kingdom. 💛 Each eye contains 12 photoreceptors that allow them to sense different types of colours - human eyes in comparison only have three. . Mantis shrimps are also able to see polarized light. 💛 Peacock Mantis Shrimp also have the strongest punch in the animal kingdom. Their dactyl clubs consist of an outer coating of hydroxyapatite, a hard crystalline calcium phosphate ceramic material. Their club can reach a speed of 80km per hour - faster than a .22-caliber bullet - and a force of 1500 Newtons. At those speeds the explosion of the cavitation bubble briefly reaches the temperature of the sun's surface. Remarkable creatures 😍💛
Fun Dives | we have a variety of different dives through the week at Barefoot. Science and conservation dives through Reef Check, Nudi hunts and fun dives. The photographs above are taken by our lovely and hilarious volunteer Andrea during a fun dive. Photo 1: Forever Grumplestilskin Grouper 🐟 Note: not the scientific name 😉 Photo 2: Mantis Shrimp 🦐 Fun fact: While human eyes have three color receptors (red, blue & green), A Mantis Shrimp has 16. Crazy isn't it? I can't even imagine what their rainbow would look like 🌈
Keen for more practice with the focus stacking and focus bracketing modes on the @getolypmpus TG5. I find that the microscopic mode on this camera allows for much better close-ups than the cameras built-in underwater macro mode. • Regarding the animal, i'm actually not sure what it is, but maybe @biodiving can help me identify it! It was shot in Ticao Island, Masbate at around 8m depth, and had a length of approximately 2-3cm.