These Animals Look Like They Were Photoshopped, But This Is Exactly How They Really Appear In Nature
These animals all look so colorful that it would be easy to think they’re fake. However, this is exactly how each of these creatures looks out in nature.
Below are 19 amazingly colorful animals that are sure to shock you.
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1. The Nicobar Pigeon
This is the only non-extinct member of the Caloena genus of birds. Nicobar Pigeons live along the coastal regions of of Nicobar Islands, Solomons and Palau.
2. The Pink Orchid Mantis
These are often known as “walking flowers.” The Pink Orchid Mantis is found throughout Southeast Asia where it lives in the rain forests.
3. The Janthina Janthina
Many people call this creature “the purple snail.” Best known for its light purple skin and dark purple shell, the Janthina Janthinais a very vibrant animal.
4. The Regal Ringneck Snake
This snake lives in mountainous regions were it hunts and eats other snakes. Despite being a predator, the Regal Ringneck Snake has a very colorful body that is decorated with bright blues, oranges, and reds.
5. The Pink Katydid
These insects live throughout North America. While the Pink Katydid is the most vibrant member of this insect group, there are other color variants as well.
6. The Texas Wasp Moth
This is a big bug. On average, the Texas Wasp Moth has a wingspan of between 32–34 mm. It also a member of the Arctiidae family of insects.
7. The Cobalt Blue Tarantula
Found throughout both Myanmar and Thailand, these spiders have a very distinct look. Cobalt Blue Tarantulas are are bright blue with patches of yellow and white.
8. The Ayam Cemani Rooster
This is a breed of chicken that looks unlike almost any other bird on the planet. The Ayam Cemani Rooster is all black from head to toe.
9. The Pink Robin
This is a bird that lives in Australia. In addition to having bright pink feathers, the Pink Robin lays uniquely colored eggs. These eggs can be green, blue, grey, or white and have light purple spots on them.
10. The Lilac Breated Roller
Interestingly enough, this is the national bird for both Botswana and Kenya. Known as the Lilac Breated Roller, this is a bird native to Africa.
11. The American Lobster
This is actually an uncommon form of a very common critter. Unlike many other lobsters, this version of the American Lobster has a slight genetic mutation that makes it completely blue.
12. The Gecarcinus Quadratus
Going by many names, such as the “Halloween crab” or the “moon crab,” this animal lives on land along coasts. If you head to the beach and look around for a while, there’s a good chance that you will find a Gecarcinus Quadratus crab.
13. The Red Velvet Ant
Interestingly, this is not actually an ant. Contrary to what the name implies, the Red Velvet Ant is really a wingless wasp.
14. The Mandarinfish
Part of the dragonet family, these fish are highly sought after by salt water aquarium owners. While this fish are beautiful, owning them can cause problems. When in captivity, Mandarinfish are known to starve themselves.
15. The Blue Grasshopper
This is a large multicolored insect that has been named the Blue Grasshopper.
16. The Indian Bull Frog
This frog is known for actually jumping through water like it jumps across land. Additionally, the Indian Bullfrog has a bright yellow and bright blue color scheme.
17. The Rosy Maple Moth
Living in North America, the Rosy Maple Moth feeds on various maple trees. It’s brightly colored and has a pink and tan body.
18. The Red-Cheeked Cordon-Bleu
From Sub-Saharan Africa, the Red-Cheeked Cordon-Bleu has been described as being one of ” the most admired exotic finches.”
19. The Red Slug
Many people call this the Chocolate Arion although the official name is the Red Slug. This strange looking creature lives on land and is a member of the Arionidae family.