AEST 11:00, Wed Jul 4 2012
Animals may look colourful, beautiful or dull to us, but a new exhibition in London reveals what they see when they look at each other.
The Royal Society's summer exhibition shows the latest research into the colour vision of animals.
Some animals can see ultraviolet or colours we can't see. These colours allow them to communicate with each other, attract mates and avoid predators.
On the other hand, some animals see far fewer colours than humans.
The exhibition aims to explain why animals are the colours they are.