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This nocturnal leaf tailed gecko has super sized cones in its eyes that provide it the ability to see colors at night too. (Otherwise most nocturnal vision animals have to sacrifice color vision for their extraordinary light sensitivity). To give you an idea, an owl’s eyes are 100 times sensitive to light compared to humans. That makes the owl see a sky full of 1 million stars while humans can see around 6000 stars. This gecko has a light sensitivity 350 times that of a human. That’d make their skies full of diamond dust and only a lot more colorful than owls. It’d surely be much aesthetically better than the following comparison with humans.
  • This nocturnal leaf tailed gecko has super sized cones in its eyes that provide it the ability to see colors at night too. (Otherwise most nocturnal vision animals have to sacrifice color vision for their extraordinary light sensitivity). To give you an idea, an owl’s eyes are 100 times sensitive to light compared to humans. That makes the owl see a sky full of 1 million stars while humans can see around 6000 stars. This gecko has a light sensitivity 350 times that of a human. That’d make their skies full of diamond dust and only a lot more colorful than owls. It’d surely be much aesthetically better than the following comparison with humans.
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