You may have figured out by now that I really like guessing games! And, from comments I get from readers and also from blog stats, it seems the "guess who" entries are the most popular. I won't disappoint you today--my theme is "animal eyes". The answers are posted at the bottom of this blog (no peeking!)....
Let's start off with an easy one....can you guess what animal has this eye?:
So....think you have them all figured out? The first eye belongs to an alligator. Many thanks to my friend Karl Rebenstorf for letting me use the following photo. Karl is a fantastic nature photographer as well as a dedicated Museum volunteer, and a generous mentor--he inspires me and has always graciously answered all my photography questions. Thanks Karl!
The next eyeball belongs to a gag grouper, a large fish (about 2 feet long) found in our Chesapeake Bay Aquarium. Younger groupers have more pronounced silvery gray ring-shaped spots--as fish age, their coloration tends to look faded or lighter: