According to scientists, Earth is home to approximately 8.7 million plant and animal species while 91 percent of sea species and 86 percent of land species are yet to be discovered. It is incredible that after hundreds of years of biological studies people keep searching and finding new species of animals, birds, fish, and insects.
Some of these creatures look so extraordinary that it’s difficult to believe we live on the same planet. It seems nature will never stop surprising us with its creativity and challenging our imagination!
Here are some unique animals that look so beautiful they’ll make you gasp with awe:
Meet the barreleye fish, small deep-sea fish with barrel-shaped eyes and transparent heads. They look stunning!
The shoebill is a bird which looks pretty charismatic thanks to its big shoe-shaped bill.
A horse color breed called Appaloosa is very popular in the US. This breed is valued for its beautiful color patterns that challenge the imagination.
Have you ever seen a flying lemur? This gliding creature looks friendly, doesn’t it?
Royal flycatchers can boast colorful crests giving them a distinctive “hammerhead” appearance.
Meet Umbonia spinosa: thorn-shaped bugs which look extraterrestrial!
The fish hook ant is a somewhat dangerous creature. The hook on its back can cut and hold onto a predator.
Who’s this comical-looking creature with crazy eyes? It’s a mantis shrimp, one of the most colorful animals found in the ocean.
The blue parrots’ color is unbelievable!
A red face is a distinctive feature of the bald uakari, monkeys with an unusual appearance.
The giraffe weevil got its name because of its long neck.
The blanket octopus is a true masterpiece of nature. Just look at its colorful “blanket” with unbelievable patterns!
Don’t get scared, it’s just a pink fairy armadillo. It’s adorable if you take a closer look!
This black lizard looks surreal
Red-lipped batfish could star in a lipstick commercial! They look perfect!
Here is a video of 10 strange and amazing animals that you have probably never heard of:
Nature is truly full of surprises!