Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

A peacock mantis shrimp hogging its eggs. For the uninitiated, this creature has the most complex eyes science has discovered to date. The eyes can see UV light and polarized light. The mantis shrimp also happens to have THE fastest punch in the entire animal kingdom, with punches typically reaching a speed of 10 meters a second and having the power of a bullet from a 0.22 caliber gun. If it punches you, your nose will break. If it punches your camera, the lens will break. This is also why you don’t see them in home aquariums… Scary doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt about photographing this shrimp.

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