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The next obvious thing that chameleons are famous for is there amazing eyes. They
are actually made up from one large cone shaped eye lid. It coverers nearly the
whole eye completely, leaving only just enough space to expose the pupil. The eyes
of a chameleon look like they are mounted on individual turrets as their eyes move
in different directions independently. This allows the chameleon to search and hunt
for prey on all sides, they process the images from the different directions simultaneously.
Once the chameleon spots its prey (which can be as much as 10 metres away) it will
turn its head to face the prey.
This will allow the chameleon to point both eyes in the same direction, switching
to stereoscopic or binocular vision. The chameleon uses its binocular vision to
increase depth perception and helps the Chameleon to aim with pin point accuracy.
Chameleon eyes are unusual in the way they process light and focus on objects. Their
eyes work almost like tiny telephoto camera lenses. Their eyes focus super fast,
effectively zooming in on their targets for a closer look. Because of the shape of
the lens in their eyes, chameleons can see a large and clear image of a target to
help differentiate between food and non-food items.