HomeArticlesWhy Do Some Animals’ Eyes Shine In The Dark? Why Do Some Animals’ Eyes Shine In The Dark? By Joseph Donaldson February 27, 2020 Articles, Blog 64 Comments Tags:animal eyes, animals, brain stuff, brainstuff, cats, dogs, Eyes, Glowing Eyes, how stuff works, howstuffworks, josh clark, lauren vogelbaum, science, stuff you should know, sysk, tapeta lucida, tapetum lucidum, technology, techstuff Related Posts Eye doctor convicted in Medicare fraud trial Key & Peele – Black Ice Skin Whitening treatment – Tamil Beauty Tips About Author admin 64 Comments LoOsE_uNiT August 5, 2014 Keep up the awesome work! Reply DragonsBaneX August 5, 2014 Yh I think I'd smash her Reply The Josie Franco August 5, 2014 my dog's eyes shine in green! creepy as heck Reply MedStud 101 August 5, 2014 She looks like "Mai" from ATLA.. 😀 Reply AntWorld August 5, 2014 There's this Chinese kid that has a tapetum lucidum. Reply auzz ffozzie August 5, 2014 my dogs shine bright like a diamond! Reply ILoadng August 5, 2014 0:36 lol? Reply toleyk August 5, 2014 What about owls? Reply benebrendel August 5, 2014 Sometimes I just watch a video cause of Lauren. Just liking the way she talks. Reply IIISW ILIII August 5, 2014 reminds me of the creepiest Chihuahua in the world; youtube "Rubber Johnny" by Aphex Twin. Reply cretinkiller1 August 5, 2014 0:36 … awkwardddd Reply cretinkiller1 August 5, 2014 Actually this whole episode was awkward :O Reply Whoever August 5, 2014 Josh, you're awesome. Reply Keagan Mann August 5, 2014 Ive definitely seen peoples eyes glow Reply kronosx7 August 5, 2014 It's like howstuffworks decided it wasn't simple enough and further reduced their target audience to 5 year olds. Reply BlueMedusa August 6, 2014 weird acting x) Reply SangoProductions213 August 6, 2014 wait, so I'm not suppose to have glowing eyes? should I get it checked out? Reply Hyena Edits August 6, 2014 I can always tell my one cat by his eyeshine because his eye is scarred and it makes one of his eyes look dimmer. Reply HowStuffWorks August 6, 2014 Josh and Lauren discuss why some animals' #eyes shine in the dark. Learn how the tapitum lucidum works in this @BrainStuff – HowStuffWorks episode. Reply AverageJoeGamer22 August 6, 2014 wow this was awesome =D Reply Walker Hess August 6, 2014 When I grow up I want to be Josh, he's the best part of this channel Reply ss4viper August 6, 2014 Lauren. … so elegantly pretty. She does kind of a Emperor Palpatine thing with her hands but it's ok lol. Reply Kody Wilcox August 6, 2014 My miniature schnauzers all have blue eyes in photos.. cool info! Reply Mitch_Henn August 6, 2014 that red eye on cameras thing was really interestingI never knew that 🙂 Reply BariumCobaltNitrog3n August 6, 2014 What you don't know is that Josh is the brains behind BrainStuff. You herd it hear furrest, bit chezz. glaven… Reply BrainStuff - HowStuffWorks August 6, 2014 We answer the age old question: "Why Do Some Animals' Eyes Shine In The Dark?" Reply Daniel C August 6, 2014 What about pink eye? Reply morrick August 6, 2014 So why don't photos of blood or blood vessels reflect as brightly as red eye photos do? Reply cyan10101 August 7, 2014 aww, I wanted to see what Josh was going to say after he said "yes", so happily at the start of the video. Reply Evan August 16, 2014 What about Owls? You say that the tapetum lucidum is "consistently" absent in birds, but owls are birds and they hunt primarily at night? They actually have a larger eye structure more of rods and a tapetum lucidum. Reply Mantikore420 August 18, 2014 I have a question that I've been curious about for awhile.. stemming from the fact that we can see light reflected back out of some animals' eyes. We can't see UV light because it gets blocked by our lens, correct? So do those UV light wave reflect back out? And if so, how? Like would an insect that can perceive UV light be able to tell when a human eye that reflects UV light back out is looking at it? Kind of like how we can tell with animals that reflect visible light.. or do the UV light waves get scattered almost randomly? Reply nahferals August 18, 2014 That's a mock mic on Josh. Hi Lauren 😍 Reply BrainStuff - HowStuffWorks August 25, 2014 @Evan Lyle — There's been a bit of debate over the past couple hundred years about whether some animals that display eyeshine have a true tapetum lucidem or whether they have a distinctly different but tapetum-like structure. From what we've read, the general consensus right now seems to be that birds do not have tapetum lucidem. Here's one of the studies we looked at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14738502. Thanks for asking! /Lauren Reply i smoke ghosts October 24, 2014 Love that box gap lauren. Reply M'aiq the Liar January 19, 2015 question.. Why do some animals such as dogs seem to have multiple/rainbow eye colors? Reply Jeffrey Gee March 16, 2015 Nah my dog is just bionic, probably a government experiment gone wrong! Reply Rexavator March 18, 2015 How about Riddick, His eyes glowing in the dark too. Reply jonny pepperston April 7, 2015 don't owl eyes shine? Reply Jack Kenway February 26, 2016 So if I understand correctly not all of the animals see with same clarity in the dark, right? One more thing you said birds can't see in the dark… at all! How about owls we see 'em at night but they can't see a thing?! Reply Dylan MacKay February 27, 2017 At 2:50, it is mentioned that bird retinas never have tapedum lucidem. This is not true; crows, owls, bat hawks, frogmouths, and night jars (among other nocturnal hunters and foragers) are known to have this retinal layer and excellent night vision. Reply JC March 2, 2017 thanks for answer my other question 2 bonus question answer. 😂 Reply 383883838 September 18, 2017 Why are some red and some green? Reply Tiffany September 20, 2017 we're not primates idiots! You might be dumb enough to have the intelligence of an ape, but don't lump the rest of us into that false crap! Reply TheOfficialNickPlays October 21, 2017 when i have foor and my dog looks at me his eyes shine orange Reply Herbie Hatman December 8, 2017 [tuh-pee-tuh m], /təˈpēdəm/ Reply Surux Strawde February 11, 2018 And to think human eyes just get a bit more sensetive and open their pupils wide when in the dark. I mean, my eyes seem to work a lot better than most people's in the dark, but I imagine they're also hurt by sunlight for the same reason. Reply Rynn Oak February 18, 2018 I'm very curious and have never seen any information on this, do the different colors of the Tapetum allow animals to see different wavelengths? If so, what wavelength of light does each color enhance? Reply M O April 5, 2018 Awesome. Thanks a lot Reply LucKie July 4, 2018 I didn't like the way of guys are explaining. It has to be direct and to the point. Reply Life With Zadaa July 6, 2018 My dog eyes glow in the light when the sun it's shinning Reply Shah Jamal September 29, 2018 Bad editing Reply Andrew / H-TOWN November 18, 2018 Wow this was incredibly awkward to watch lol Reply Dino Kross December 30, 2018 Or Jews when they see money. Reply bust dooms April 4, 2019 0:32 i really wanna know what happened after that Reply Yuna Dalmasca April 5, 2019 I have 2 dogs, the older (a german shepherd), has tapetum lucidum that shine blue. the younger (a Siberian husky puppy) has eyes that shine red….explanation? Reply Mason Johnson April 18, 2019 You guys make me feel dumb lol Reply josh blake May 18, 2019 I'm Josh too…awesome video great job 👍 Reply exussupremebeing May 20, 2019 Lmfaoooooo "Yes!" looks to elaborate then edited Reply Shaneet Singh June 6, 2019 Can you help me my eyes glow red in dark too Reply Earthworshipper November 3, 2019 orange Reply Cosmic Five December 10, 2019 i wish my eyes glow Reply Apple Tree December 19, 2019 My dogs eyes illuminate demon red. I can see my devil dog from across the back field at night. Reply Apple Tree December 19, 2019 Soo guy was cut off for MANSPLSNING Reply Daniel Soriano December 24, 2019 This is not Sense I can see on the dark when I turn on my flash light Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.