How animals view the world

Lensbest celebrates Biodiversity Day

The goal of “International Day for Biological Diversity" is to promote the importance of preserving the biological diversity of our planet. The first Biodiversity Day took place on 22nd of May 2001 and attracts increasing levels of public and media attention every year.

According to the Red List of Endangered Species, there are currently over 27,000 species threatened by extinction. That’s more than 27% of all species on the planet and includes some of our favourite animals such as giraffes, elephants, whales and turtles. Alarmingly, the list also includes bees, an important species well known for their contribution to ecosystems as well as essential contributors towards agriculture.

In keeping with the theme of International Day for Biological Diversity, we at Lensbest asked ourselves: how do animals actually see the world? Do they see things just like us, or do they have special optical qualities or abilities? We’ve taken a small selection of common animals and tried to see the world through their eyes. Just choose one of the 360° ambient pictures and the desired species and let us put you in the perspective of a dog, cat, snail or a bee!

This is how it works

  • 1. Select your 360° image
  • 2. Select your desired animal
  • 3. Drag your mouse from left to right and zoom in and out to experience the world through the eyes of your chosen species
  • 4. Click the X in the top right hand corner to leave their world and read more information on each animal’s vision

1: select your image

2: select your Eye frame