Apparently the most enviable species on the planet is not the ant eater. Far from it, in fact. It's the mantis shrimp.
Look at that guy. He can do so many things that you can't. Specifically, he's got 11 or 12 primary colors ranging from infrared to ultraviolet and can apparently, as researchers have recently discovered, also see six forms of polarization. You see something like one form. An interesting fact from the linked press release is that "the physics we used to understand what was going on [in the mantis shrimp's eye] is the same physics that we use in quantum computing for optimal storage of information."
Via The Great Beyond.