This camera will show you what your dog's eyes see!

camera that can see how animals see
Frame excerpts from false color videos. (Image credit: PLOS Biology)

Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a camera that is able to view the world as animals see it. It’s a well-known fact that lots of animals can see way more colors than us, while others such as dogs see less, but exactly what they visually perceive has remained a mystery. 

It’s hard to imagine seeing the world any other way. Humans are capable of perceiving ten million colors, making our planet a truly beautiful place to live (and of course photograph), but to a lot of animals it looks very different. Animals possess a unique set of photoreceptors (different to those of humans) that can perceive ultraviolet and infrared light. Many animals can also detect polarized light, which makes the colors that animals see look different.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.