Suren Manvelyan’s Startlingly Beautiful Photos of Animals’ Eyes

Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan sounds like a fascinating chap — according to his website, he has a PhD in theoretical physics, plays five different musical instruments, won a governmental award for his research into quantum physics, and taught science, mathematics, and astronomy before he took up photography. These days, he’s a professional photographer with a penchant for startlingly beautiful macro images — specifically, photos of peoples’ eyes. We recently came across his latest series over onLost at E Minor, which is a variation on the idea — this time, it’s animals’ eyes he’s capturing, and they’re pretty amazing, from the cold, alien eyes of a crocodile to the remarkably human-like eyes of a Siamese cat. Click through for a look at some of our favorites.

Suren Manvelyan, Snail, 2011. All images copyright Suren Manvelyan.