Did you know these things about owls' eyes?

Did you know that owls’ eyes are specially created to allow them to live at night?

With their eyes, located toward the front of their heads, owls can see some 10 times clearer than human beings.

Owls cannot move their eyes. They can only look straight ahead. Yet by means of the structure of their necks they can rotate their heads up to 270 degrees. And this gives them a very wide field of vision.

In some species, the eyes represent five percent of the birds’ body weight. This is a very high figure. Applied to human beings it would mean us having eyes the size of large grapefruit.

Another feature of owls’ eyes is that they contain a high proportion of rod cells. These are sensitive to light and allow them to see better in the dark.

The distance between the eyes of owls, which hunt at night, is also specially created and reinforces perception of depth.

Allah is He Who flawlessly creates all living things together with the properties they need.

The Originator of the heavens and earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is. (Surat al-Baqara, 117)


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