What's This?

How do organisms learn about their surroundings? Take a look at some of the extraordinary ways that animals experience the world around them.

sawlike structure against blue background

Check out this mystery photo.

Can you guess what it is?


the snout of a sawfish


the jaw of a tiger shark


the fin of a hammerhead


the tail of an electric eel

Nope. Try again!
You got it!

ANSWER: the snout of a sawfish

Explore the photo gallery below to discover some incredible ways that this sawfish and other organisms sense the world.

Image Credits:

sawfish, photo by Holiday Point (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license); sea scallops, courtesy of D.Blackwood/USGS; owl, photo by Mdf (CC BY-SA 3.0 license); orchid bee, photo by Eframgoldberg (CC BY-SA 3.0 license); olm, photo by J.McGuire/AmphibiaWeb/CalPhoos; swiftlet, photo by Lip Kee (CC BY-SA 2.0 license).