Heterochromia of the eye

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From Wikipedia: Although seen in humans, complete heterochromia is more frequently observed in other species, where it almost always involves one blue eye. The blue eye occurs within a white spot, where melanin is absent from the skin and hair (see Leucism). These species include the cat, particularly breeds such as Turkish Van, Turkish Angora, and (rarely) Japanese Bobtail. These so-called odd-eyed cats are white, or mostly white, with one normal eye (copper, orange, yellow, green), and one blue eye. Among dogs, complete heterochromia is seen often in the Siberian Husky. Horses with complete heterochromia have one brown and one white, gray, or blue eye.

Update: Sadly, poor Daisy disappeared a few weeks after this photo was taken. Where ever she is, we hope she's okay!

Camera: Sony A700 DSLR
Lens: 100mm f/2.8 macro
Location: Canada

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Photographed by Douglas M. Paine
Copyright © 2009

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  1. Nappy Boy Photography 36 months ago | reply

    Really intresting . I really love it :)

  2. Bumble Bee - LOVE YOU YUKON, YOU ARE IN A BETTER P 26 months ago | reply

    A stunning depiction of a cats eyes, beautiful!

  3. fallenang3l1982 25 months ago | reply

    wow the pic looks amazing... im just wondering how mutch of it is actually true and how mutch is photoshop... would have looved to see the OOC pic next to it!

  4. tugboat1952 24 months ago | reply

    stunning image

  5. angela_one 24 months ago | reply

    Fabulous pict!! Love it

  6. annyef 23 months ago | reply

    wooow! amazing! ;o

  7. Nuajes 18 months ago | reply

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  10. LifeOfDani [deleted] 18 months ago | reply

    great shot.

  11. Kalies2 17 months ago | reply

    I love this photo. I actually took a really cool photo of my cat the other day. I think I would like it better though if i could see both of the eyes, because their awesome. :)

  12. zuk_sku 16 months ago | reply

    Great detail!
    Spectacular! :D

  13. pixelia2 9 months ago | reply

    fantastiques couleurs !

  14. besselljamie 8 months ago | reply

    rare . pritty

  15. dimitra_milaiou 3 months ago | reply

    So beautiful !!!

  16. Marathon Momz 27 hours ago | reply

    Pretty, sorry to hear that she dissapeared. Someone must have taken this pretty cat.

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