Enter the fantastic, vibrant world of the mantis shrimp, and see through the eyes of a female engaged in a mating dance with a male of the species.
The mantis shrimp is one of the most beautiful, yet deadly creatures of the deep – the combination of their vibrant colours and dactyl clubs makes them truly fascinating and bizarre.
Mantis shrimp have the most complex set of eyes in the animal kingdom, each eye contains 12 photoreceptors compared to humans who only have three. These photoreceptors allow them to sense different types of colour and it is thought that they perceive the world in a psychedelic rainbow of vibrant colour that we couldn’t even begin to comprehend. They also engage in the rare practice of social monogamy – a behavior that’s especially remarkable among crustaceans. The mantis shrimp will choose one partner to share food, shelter and raise offspring with over the course of a lifetime.
Now you can experience what it is like to see through the eyes of a mantis shrimp as they search for that one mate in this unique VR film.