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Kyle Gordon

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Kyle was born and raised in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. His childhood was spent scurrying barefooted along the banks of various rivers and dams, fishing rod ever-in-hand, enjoying the beauty and freedom of outdoors. Kyle obtained a degree in construction from UCT ...

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Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

Good to read again lessons of biology thank you Kyle it brings me back in time! The bommslang eyes are hypnotising but not really to match with a leopard… i held my breath on the first picture and melt on the last one! They’re the top as far as eye look and expression only cheetah can rival. Utmost beautiful photos and useful lesson i can use it myself when I teach thank for the input!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Hi Francesca, I’m glad you enjoyed!! It was a fun rabbit hole to go down, exploring the history of the eye.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Eyes of animals can tell a story all on its own. Take the leopard when looking so intently at a impala, they hardly even blink to make sure they don’t miss the opportunity to hunt. Animals in distress can make you cry, looking deeper into those eyes you see fear, pain, then they look at you and are asking for help. Baby leopards and those blue eyes make you just want to pick them up and cuddle them. You can also see in humans if they are sad, happy or upset.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Good read Kyle! Great to learn so much about the eye–other than as a target for a camera lens.
Good to meet you last week!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

It was great to meet you too. And I hope we’ll see you soon!

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Fantastic article! And yes those teeny tiny baby cat eyes are enough to turn us all into mush!

Marcia Parker
Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks for this inSIGHTful blog post. All the photos are beautiful!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Love it! Thanks Marcia

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

A fascinating and great article on eyesight and light. Thanks!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Good research and information Kyle. Eyes are fascinating as they truly are windows to the soul. I just completed watching the Serengeti 2 series and if anyone doubts animals have emotions, the animals’ eyes totally told their stories. Eyes are definitely a photographer’s focal point but only a starting point for the story to be told.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Agree with you 100% there Denise.

William Paynter
Senior Digital Ranger

Interesting study Kyle. The eye is as some say the window onto the soul. The cameras caught some wonderful pictures of the eyes of the animals. Thanks for another unique perspective.

Linda From California
Senior Digital Ranger

As a mammal, I am fortunate to see the beauty of nature and the eyes of others. The close-up of the leopard and the lion’s eye are stunning to the blue gray eyes of the leopard cub. Thanks for sharing

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Absolute pleasure Linda. Thanks for taking the time to give it a read.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Beautiful photography and so well researched

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

It is always fascinating to learn more about the animals. You are. order t we don’t often think about why and how different animals’ eyes. You are right the blue eyes of a leopard cub enchant us all! Victoria

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Kyle, what an incredible and educational post. We so enjoy the blogs when you and your team take us more into detail and allow us to learn more about the wildlife that we are so passionate about. Thank you!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thank you to you both, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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