The Swimming Scallop (above) is part of a new exhibit called "Life at the Limits" now showing at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I am of course deeply honored to have my photo in one of New York's most outstanding museums. The special exhibit will be in NY until January 2016, after which it will go on world tour. If you happen to be in New York in the coming months, I hope you have a chance to see it. It is very cool. The scallop in the exhibit is about amazing eyes (of which the scallop has 100!)
Starting with those beautiful blue-eyed bay scallops, I've pulled out my photos of other faces whose lovely eyes are worth a deep look into.
For those of us blessed with eyesight, our perception of our world is based largely on what we see. Think about it: all the raw data that enter our eyes are simply shapes of lightness and darkness and color. With that data, our minds create the world as we know it. Our other senses corroborate and flesh out what we see, but all together the sound, taste, touch, and smell account for only about a tenth of what we interpret as "the world". In one sense, these "sensory doors" are our only "connections" to all that lies beyond our bodies, and yet, as each of us is a small cog in this grand universe, we are intricately connected with everything and everyone - one magnificent tapestry.
So, at least for these moments -- while browsing my photos, and experiencing the feelings and stories they evoke -- consider your own mind's eye with wonder and gratitude, and our interconnectedness with these creatures, each other, and beyond.
in the blink of an eye, eagle eyes, red eye, bird's eye view, hawkeye, gleam in the eye, eye for an eye, evil eye, glassy-eyed, snake eyes, eye opener, eyes in the back of one's head, feast your eyes, eye popper, four eyes, in the twinkle of an eye, mind's eye, starry eyed, private eye, keep an eye out, eye candy...
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