Lens-Artists Challenge #205: Beauty in the Eyes

Tina hosts this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge – The Eyes Have It, asking us to share photos that show expression through eyes. Whether it’s birds or mammals, eyes showcase emotion and beauty. Here are a few of mine, starting with some cute zoo eyes:

Wise pink eyes of an African penguin at San Diego Zoo exhibit in California.

Watchful, worried eyes of the female meerkat on guard duty at San Diego Zoo, California, as a red-tailed hawk flies above exhibit.

Intense yellow, pink-rimmed flamingo eyes at San Diego Zoo, California.

Thoughtful, red monkey eyes staring back at me.

Here are some eyes that I have seen frequently in my yard this week. These phoebe fledglings barely notice me; their eyes are on mommy and daddy frantically bringing them bugs to eat. (They’re so fast that I could not get the parents in a clear shot.) And of course, their eyes are so dark that it’s hard to see them with their black feathers (you’d have to zoom in).

Sometimes, you just have to avoid eye contact when you’re in trouble…

Kylo caught hanging out in the bathtub (we couldn’t find him for a bit).

I’ll finish with some of my favorite people’s eyes.

Deep in thought.

Bright eyes.

Eyes are a window to the soul and come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. There’s definitely a story behind every set. I hope you’ve enjoyed these eyes’ stories.

Published by Dawn Palmer

I am an avid nature and ecology lover and enjoy sharing my photography in my blog writings. I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening with my camera, trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.

17 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #205: Beauty in the Eyes

  1. Wonderful from start to finish Dawn. The animals are marvelous, especially that stunning flamingo. And of course the puppy-dog eyes (now we know where that expression comes from !). Great set

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