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Which organism has the sharpest vision in terms of distance and spectrum. Please propose any other useful measure.

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You might also want to consider field of vision and acuity. –  Rory M Feb 14 '12 at 12:04

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This paper suggests that bats have a comparatively high depth of focus.

It's believed that butterflies (depending on species) have the widest visual spectrum.

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Don't hawks have exceptional range? –  Gabriel Fair Mar 25 '12 at 18:33
    
Birds of prey - hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures - along with some owls all have exceptional vision. –  Larry_Parnell Mar 26 '12 at 12:36
    
I thought bats were blind. –  VanJeer Jul 10 '13 at 6:28
    
How about the Mantis Shrimp? –  SQB Oct 2 at 11:37

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