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Macro Photos Capture the Amazing Depth and Details of Animals' Eyes

Animals' Eyes Up Close - Nile Crocodile. Crocodiles were revered and were even kept in temples.


Nile crocodile, crocodylus niloticus, Okavango Delta, Botswana - photo Frans Lanting - In the Beginning, maybe God wasn't as into beauty yet...


To "cry crocodile tears" is a common expression used for depicting fake sadness. Crocodiles really do weep while feasting, but not due to remorse. Their eyes can froth and bubble during the feeding. Air pushed through the sinuses could mix with tears in the animal's tear glands, and the whole content could be emptied into the eye, resulting in the tears.