According to scientists, our planet is home to about 8.7 million plant and animal species while 86% of land species and 91% of sea species are yet to be discovered. It’s just amazing that after hundreds of years of biological studies we keep searching and finding new species of animals, birds, insects and fish. Some of these creatures look so unique that it’s hard to believe we live on the same planet as them. It seems that nature will never stop challenging our imagination and surprising us with its creativity!
Today we want to tell you about some unique animals that look so amazing they’ll make you gasp with awe!
Scroll down to look at some rare animals that are hard to imaging they are actually real.
Barreleye fish, small deep-sea fish with barrel-shaped eyes and transparent heads
Shoebill is a bird that looks pretty charismatic thanks to its big shoe-shaped bill
A horse color breed called Appaloosa is very popular in the United States. This breed is valued for its mesmerizing color patterns that challenge the imagination.
This flying lemur is a gliding creature
Royal flycatchers can boast colorful crests giving them a distinctive “hammerhead” appearance
Umbonia spinosa: thorn-shaped bugs that look extraterrestrial
Fish hook ant has a hook on its back can cut and hold onto a predator.
Mantis shrimp, one of the most colorful creatures found in the ocean
Red face is a distinctive feature of the bald Uakari, monkeys with a unique appearance
Giraffe weevil got its name thanks to its long neck
Blanket octopus is a real masterpiece of nature. Just look at its colorful “blanket” with curious patterns
This is a pink fairy armadillo
Black lizard looks a little surreal