These ten mind blowing close up shots taken of different animal eyes prove that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Have you heard of photographer Suren Manvelyan? He likes to produce a very particular kind of pictures and to photograph eyes – yes, eyes. More specifically animal eyes.

At first, the photos Suren photographed were only human-eyes but he soon discovered the variety and beauty animals also contain. He then made a deal with numerous zoos and started snapping away at animal eyes.

Manvelyan says he does not reveal his techniques, but says the hard part is having to work with eye reflections. These close up shots are produced with macro lenses, capable of capturing the smallest details of an image closely.

In a statement posted on Wired, the photographer says that many people have no idea that their eyes have so many micro structures and he did not even know it himself before he started taking pictures.

Check out some incredible close up shots made by him and then, in the comments bellow, tell us what your favorite pictures are.

1. Owl Eye

An owl's large eyes are not really eye balls but are elongated tubes. They are held in place by bony structures in the skull and because of this an owl cannot move its eyes like most other animals. But they make up for it by being able turn their head 270 degrees left or right.

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