Window to the Soul: Amazing Photos Show True Beauty of the Human Eye
The bottom line behind a lot of what I write about and share is the fact that the human body is truly an amazing creation, complete with an astounding natural defense system and the capacity to experience a wide range of emotions. One particularly amazing feature, as you will see up close like never before, is the human eye. Dubbed the ‘window to the soul’, eyes can determine the power of appearance, give away certain intentions, and even reveal a lying tongue.
At a distance, you would also have no idea just how intricate the design of the human eye truly is. Thanks to one Armenian physics teacher named Suren Manvelyan, a number of photos known as ‘macro ocular portraits’ have shown the ultra-close reality of the human eye.
Using friends and colleagues as subjects, Manvelyan snapped these photos:
Even the professor himself was surprised to see the results, reportedly telling the Daily Mail that they looked like ‘surfaces of unknown planets’. Talking about the amazing photos, he said:
“I was not aware they are of such complicated appearance. Everyday we see hundreds of eyes but do not even suspect they have such beautiful structure, like surfaces of unknown planets.”
Despite appearing as smooth circles from far away, the detail of the eye reveals just how complex design of the pigmented fibrovascular tissue.
From a side view, you can really see the depth of the eye as the tissue appears to ‘cave in’ towards the pupil.
This green eye shows the contrast between eye colors up close. You can also see the small cellular-styled regions as brought forward by the reflecting light at the top right of the photo. It’s also interesting to note that the green color of the eye does not actually come from the pigmentation of the iris itself. Instead, the stroma (tissue) of the eye contains an amber or light brown pigmentation that is the result of small amounts of melanin (the same factor that determines the color of skin and hair).
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These photos allow for an up close and personal look into the true nature of the eye, showing just how complex and truly impressive the human body is. Amid all of the shocking news regarding the ways in which our body is assaulted on a daily basis by toxic ingredients and other substances, it’s refreshing to remember that our bodies are very resilient and powerfully equipped.
Natural Society staff contribution